Working to make Ealing a great place to grow old in.
Age UK Ealing is a local independent charity working with older people, their family and carers in the London Borough of Ealing to help them enjoy fulfilling lives.
Helping us to do this we have a dedicated team of qualified staff and volunteers working at our head office and throughout the local community.
Reginald Parkinson, Chief Executive
Reginald joined Age UK Ealing as Chief Executive in July 2019 and is responsible for the leadership of the charity. He has over 23 years' social housing and charity sector experience, 18 of these at senior management level. Prior to this role, he was Chief Executive at YMCA North London and before that YMCA Slough. He holds an MBA, and he has particular interest in turning strategic plans into practical and valued community services.
When he arrived, he worked with the Board of Trustees and in consultation with staff to update the charity’s strategic plan. To help in our ability to achieve the plan objectives and ensure staff have the right tools and resources to keep up the good work, he introduced a modernisation programme.
Janice Johnson, Director of Operations
Janice is a dedicated social care professional with over 30 years of experience. Janice’s qualification as a social worker has provided her with a solid foundation for her work. Her extensive experience spans across different sectors, including both charity organisations and for-profit enterprises. Throughout her career, she has excelled as a support worker, registered manager, safeguarding lead, and senior executive in services for vulnerable adults.
Janice’s ability to utilise an improvement mindset as a catalyst for change has consistently yielded outstanding outcomes. She firmly believes in fostering a culture that encourages colleagues to give their best, enjoy their work, and make a profound impact on the lives of the individuals they support.
Throughout her career, Janice has maintained a steadfast commitment to placing the people we support and their families at the forefront of our endeavours. She holds an unwavering passion for acknowledging and advocating for the invaluable contributions made by older people and frontline colleagues.
Sar Muruganathan, Finance Manager
Sar is a management and financial accountant by experience with extensive knowledge of financial accounting, financial management, management accounting, budgeting, forecasting, system development, VAT, and taxation. Sar joined Age UK in October 2023. His experience covers holding senior finance roles at various charities such as Finance Manager at St Marks Hospital Foundation, Finance Manager/Executive of Accounting Section at The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and most recently at the RSPCA as a Management Accountant.
Sonia Myrie, Head of Services
Sonia has worked in various roles within the Information and Advice department of Age UK Ealing for over 10 years. In her current role as Head of Services, she is responsible for the operational management of the Befriending, Information and Advice and Day Centre Services, all of which are vital services for older people in Ealing. Sonia is passionate about helping older people to be able to live as independently as they can for as long as they need.
Sophie Sanders, Business Support Manager
Sophie joined Age UK Ealing in December 2019 and brought with her a wealth of experience from both the private and charity sectors. She manages the Greenford Community Centre and is responsible for Room Hire facilities. She is also responsible for providing general office management and central administration and supporting the Chief Executive. Sophie enjoys working for Age UK Ealing as a charity which supports the elderly in the local community.
Siobhan Thompson, Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Manager
Siobhan joined Age UK Ealing in March 2021 as the Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Manager. Her main role is to implement a cross-channel marketing and communications strategy which will help increase the charity’s brand awareness in the local community and generate new service users. As well as this, she will be finding and managing local partnerships and sponsors. Siobhan’s background is in marketing, digital communications, and content creation in both the private and non-profit sectors.
Venessa Chung, Digital Inclusion Project Manager
Prior to joining Age UK Ealing, Venessa worked on the creation of a Digital Training Course within the charity sector to support refugees and asylum seekers with meaningful employment. She is now responsible for the development and management of our Digital Inclusion Project. She has created a 6-week programme for Beginner and Improver Levels catered to what’s in the best interest for individuals aged 50+. Her aim is to ensure those who use our Digital Inclusion service will have gained confidence in using digital devices independently, knowing how to make greater use of IT and online resources available to them and to understand the importance of online safety.
Anita Daniels, Volunteering Manager
Anita joined age UK Ealing in August 2023 as Volunteer Manager. She is responsible for the day- to- day recruitment, placements, induction and training of volunteers. As well as this she will be managing, maintaining, and assist with the development of identified needs for all volunteers who are a key part in the running of the charity. She will develop the team of volunteers including marketing promotion and to represent the organisation externally. She leads service at a local church in Hanwell and is actively involved in the Ealing community. Anitas background is in Project Management, Business and Community connections.
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