Simone is a devoted Londoner, born and raised in South-East London. She has spent over 20 years working on activities that deliver benefits to communities. Some of her projects include the London Health Commission at the Greater London Authority, on the Well London Programme, which reduced health inequalities in 20 of London’s most deprived areas.
She then moved on to Rushey Green Time Bank, an organisation that uses reciprocity to help individuals strengthen their networks and support their local community. There, she helped shape the Lewisham Local programme, growing the organisation. Simone also launched Food Cycle Lewisham as part of this work and remains an active member of this thriving organisation to this day.
As well as her passion for volunteering and crafting, Simone is very interested in Public Health. She was part of the successful ‘Save Lewisham Hospital’ steering group that stopped the closure of services at the hospital in 2013. She is currently supporting two NHS projects to improve the experience of cancer patients in the Kings and Guys health trusts following her own cancer diagnosis in 2016.