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Management Committee

Angie Buzzacott, (Chair) ,

Angie Buzzacott is a 67 year old mother of three who has lived in Haringey all her life and been a carer of two daughters with debilitating health issues for 39 years. She took a major role in the production of Haringey Council’s Carers Strategy 2020-23, and feels passionately that carers need a voice, especially after all the extra difficulties of the pandemic.  Angie has  been an award winning tenant advocate for 29years and lives in a large estate in Wood Green.’

James Cowling (Secretary), James is a freelance journalist.

He was brought up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and has lived in Haringey since 1999.After he finished his journalism diploma in 1993, he spent a year backpacking around eastern and southern Africa.It was during that time, while he was in Johannesburg, that he got his first job in journalism.

He worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation during the election that brought Nelson Mandela to power in 1994.Since coming to London, James has worked for BBC World Service radio as a full-time journalist and as a freelancer. He has also worked for press operations for the last two Olympic Winter Games covering figure skating and short track speed skating and at the London Olympics where he covered gymnastics.

James became involved with HFOP this year.He became passionate about senior’s issues after dealing with the Alberta health care system when he was trying to get his mother into a nursing home in 2012.

ANNE GRAY, treasurer.
Anne retired from working in university research on social policy some years ago but is still writing, lately on older people’s sheltered housing and with a work in progress about how to resolve the crisis in social care, which just might see a publisher some time in 2021. She’s written a lot on social benefits and is a trustee of a research charity called the Citizen’s Basic Income Trust.
Anne looks after the Forum accounts and lately the newsletter.
She’s secretary of the Social Care Alliance Haringey. She’s also a keen gardener, and spends a lot of time helping to run the Wolves Lane Centre, particularly the Palm House.

 Lloyda Represents St Mark’s Methodist Church

Lloyda represents St Mark’s Methodist Church and has good communication and leadership skills, and is interested in making sure that older people have and use their voice in improving care conditions for all.

She has been trained in making bids for funds.


Lauritz is a member of many organisations and specialises in Safeguarding Adults and belongs to the Safer neighbourhood Team Panel.

He has some experience in the use of computer hardware and aims to help make life better for all in Haringey.

‘Saskia Schreuder

joined us in July 2021 as newsletter editor. Thanks to a grant from the Awards for All Fund (National Lottery) we are able to pay for her services. Saskia used to work with Age UK Haringey as the support worker for the former Haringey Forum for Older People, and we are delighted to have her back.’