Southwark Voice (Voice)is an independent group of Representatives (Reps) from networks of voluntary organisations, community groups and active citizens working in Southwark. 

The purpose of Southwark Voice is to provide a strong, coherent voice for the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in Southwark. Voice will provide a strategic platform from which the value and impact of the VCS as strategic partner with the council and other statutory agencies can be articulated. Southwark Voice is essentially a network of the networks.

The terms of reference for Southwark Voice are available here.

Community Southwark run VCS Networks:
CS facilitated Area Representatives:
Non-CS run VCS Networks:

Children’s, Families and Young People’s Network



Verinder Mander 

Creative Network

William Nicholson

Disabilities Providers Network

David Stock

Community Anchor and Settlements

Mike Wilson

Forum for Equalities and Human Rights

Chris Green and Tim Clark

Latin American Network

Jhon Marulanda Garzon

Women’s Group

Ola Olive Oluturoti 

Financial Inclusion Forum

Chris Green and Tim Clark

Mental Health Network

Grace Smith


Homelessness Forum

Sally Causer

Older People’s Network

Cathy Deplessis and Lara Daniel


Southwark Funders Forum

Sarah Thurman

Safeguarding Leaders Network

Diana Hofler


Southwark Legal Advice Network

Tim Clark

Social Prescribing Network 

Sister Stella Headley


Southwark LGBT Network

Nathan Lewis

Southwark R.E.A.C.H Alliance

Karima El Hajoui

Southwark Planning Network

Eileen Conn

Sports and Physical Activity Network

Andrew Payne

Southwark Refugees Communities Forum

Eltayeb Hassan

Volunteer Managers Network



Please get in touch with [email protected] if you would like your VCS Network chair/representative to join Southwark Voice or if you would like Southwark Voice to consider particular issues affecting the sector.

Minutes of recent meetings:

Next meeting dates:

  • Thursday, 9th June 2022, 10:00 - 12:00
  • Thursday, 8th September 2022, 10:00 - 12:00 

Our VCS Networks

To learn more about our networks, whose chairs sit on Southwark Voice, and to join them please visit our dedicated Networks area here or contact [email protected] 

Other VCS Networks

To learn more about other local VCS networks please visit our dedicated subpage here. If you would like to list your network there please contact [email protected]