Flora Taylor (Chief Executive Officer)

Flora is our CEO. 

Flora Taylor has worked in the voluntary sector for 18 years. She was previously CEO fo Family Friends and Executive Director of H&F Giving. Flora also has grant-giving experience via her Volunteer Visitor role at Henry Smith Charity. 

I’m delighted to be joining Fulham Good Neighbours.  Community support has been the focus of my career and, as a local resident and ex-volunteer, I’ve seen first-hand the amazing work that Fulham Good Neighbours carries out.  It’s a privilege to join this well-regarded charity and to be working with such a dedicated team of staff, trustees, and volunteers.’


Jac is our Finance lead as well as our lead for the Parsons Green Fair.


Jac, originally from Liverpool, is qualified in Hotel & Catering Management. She spent 30 years at Management & Corporate level in the 5* hotel industry and working in London, Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Cyprus.


"Now back in London, I am hoping to make a valuable contribution to the Third Sector and my local community."


Ruth co-ordinates our Social Clubs, which includes: Art, Craft, Reading, Chair Based Exercise, Lunch, Silver Clubs (x4) and Sunday Afternoon Tea. In February 2022, Ruth completed 30 years of service at the charity! The following month, March 2022, Ruth was awarded as 'highly commended' in the LBHF Civic Honours for Life Time Achievement


Click here to watch the video of Ruth's 30 years celebration at Fulham Good Neighbours. 


Prior to working at FGN Ruth worked for the Department of Environment (PSA) and for a large Port Authority Company. 


"I joined Fulham Good Neighbours in 1992 as Home Bathing Organiser.  I have had several roles working for FGNS including Admin/ Finance, Befriending Support and Reachout Worker. My present role as Volunteer Coordinator includes recruiting volunteers and matching them to tasks. The variation of my job – organising lunch clubs, meeting clients, liaising with volunteers, great team spirit and getting the job done is what makes the day worthwhile."



Rubab is our Digital Inclusion & Communications Coordinator. 


Rubab has worked with asylum seekers and young refugees in the past and is now leading the Digital Projects which will seek to improve IT literacy amongst our beneficiaries.  


“As a Volunteer Co-Ordinator for the Digital Inclusion Project I am hoping to contribute to tackling the crisis that is digital exclusivity facing the older, disabled, and disadvantaged population of Fulham by bringing together individuals from different walks of life and collectively helping our beneficiaries to improve their digital skills”.

Grace Fabean (Volunteer Co-ordinator - Community Projects)

Grace is our Volunteer Coordinator for our Befriending Project and the Good Neighbour Scheme.

With an MA in Human Rights from UCL, she has experience in mental health support work, and campaigning/volunteer management during the 2016 Democratic campaign.

I hope in my role as volunteer coordinator to bolster the existing Befriending Project and Good Neighbour Scheme through creating long lasting relationships between our volunteers and beneficiaries.”


Steve, an experienced painter and decorator, supports older people and people with disabilities who: are unable to decorate themselves; have no one else to ask; and are unable to pay privately.       


Steve served an Apprenticeship and reached City and Guilds standard. He joined Fulham Good Neighbours in August 2017 to run the Decorating Project. 


Recently, during the C-19 pandemic, Steve has supported the community by delivering food packages. He has also ensured that volunteers are matched to 'Essential Tasks' as part of our Good Neighbour Scheme, covering Front Desk duties.

Barney Valentine (Gardening Project Co-ordinator)

Barney, an experienced gardener, supports older people and people with disabilities who: are unable to garden themselves; have no one else to ask; and are unable to pay privately (full details here). He also runs our Adopt a Garden project and our Gardening Enterprise. Barney began gardening in 2012 and has studied 'Gardening and Landscaping' at Hadlow College of Horticulture.


Please see the recent video of one of our Gardening projects, Adopt a Garden here


Research on the project, conducted by Imperial College, won an award at the International Congress for Healthy City Design and was presented at the Urban Transitions Global Summit in Barcelona in 2022.


"As the Gardening Project Co-ordinator, I enjoy maintaining and developing gardens, and sharing ideas and advice on how to make the most out of your garden space."