Alan Cripps

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Alan is one of our volunteers, and is ELC’s Interim Business Manager.   When not up to his elbows in our admin and accounts, he runs a management consultancy firm which specialises in helping charities with strategic planning issues and working through processes of growth/transition.   His clients also include several major grant-making trusts and government departments for whom he has helped to develop and project manage national programmes.

Before setting up his consultancy firm, Alan’s background was in the housing and homelessness world where, among other things, he was Chief Exec of one of London’s main homelessness agencies, and chaired the Boards of charities including National Homeless Alliance and Centrepoint.


Farhiya Abdi

She is a one of our amazing volunteers; she is a local resident and has lived in Ealing all her life. She is a part time student at BPP University completing a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL),  she has an undergraduate degree in Sociology.  She is currently working as a Charity Administrator with a local Children’s charity and finds time to volunteer with us as Legal Assistant.  In the past she has worked with many Local organisations such as Ealing Advice Service to provide free impartial legal advice to the residents of the borough of Ealing. In addition to Barwaqa Relief Organisation is small charity that supports the Somali diaspora living in Ealing. In the future Farhiya would like to be a Solicitor, working within the community.