Leila supports the co-ordination and implementation of the practical aspects of delivery at every level of Big Local. This involves the delivery of the programme, including via partners and support to Big Local areas. This includes UnLtd (and the Star People programme), Renaisi (and Big Local reps), the National Association for Neighbourhood Management (and area learning). It also includes the Directory of Social Change, Northern College, and Talk Action our new training providers.
Leila has worked for a range of charities and arts education organisations. Before working at Local Trust, she was programme and projects intern for PhotoVoice, an international award winning charity which uses participatory photography to build skills in communities.
In the past, Leila was a volunteer organiser for a monthly community market in her area – the West Norwood FEAST.
Leila has volunteered for different charities and groups including the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Freedom from Torture (previously known as The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture) and Crisis.