Bringing together a diverse range of Harrow VCS groups to provide a strong collective voice.

Your Representatives

Harrow VCS Forum elected reps are members of the community and voluntary sector in Harrow.

Reps influence strategy, policy and decision making, ensuring the voices of the community and voluntary sector are heard and understood.

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Varsha Dodhia

Co-Chair & VCS Representative,
Over the past six years, Varsha has participated as a volunteer with a number of initiatives whist continuing her caring role. She is making a valuable contribution to various groups in health and care, including Whole Systems Integrated Care.

Bill Phillips

Co-Chair & VCS Representative,
I moved to Harrow in 1969, and have been a volunteer and Trustee of several Charities. I strongly believe that voluntary organisations can dramatically improve their effectiveness by working in partnership and sharing their resources.

Gerry Devine

Gerry has been volunteering in Harrow since 1972. He is chair of Harrow Community Transport, trustee of North Harrow Community Library, member of Headstone South Safer Neighbourhoods Panel, works with Harrow Recreation Ground Users and Headstone Neighbours and deputy Churchwarden at St. Alban’s church.

Shona Duncan

Shona is from a social work background and has worked as a senior manager with disabled children and their families within children’s services for the last 16 years and has worked in the disability field for 24 years.

Thanuja Pereira

VCS Representative,
Thanuja is a trained facilitator for Care for the Family and is passionate about parental support. Furthermore she works with socially isolated Asian women to empower and equip them with skills and confidence to make a positive contribution to society.

Deborah Schofield

VCS Representative,
Deborah is a volunteer counsellor at Harrow Women’s Centre, and a visitor with Bereavement Care. Before training as a counsellor Deborah’s career in the corporate world developed skills in strategic planning, brand management, organisational structure and delivering financial targets.

Tajinder Nijjar

Mission Statement: To bring together local voluntary and community groups to present an effective voice for Harrow’s non profit, non governmental sector in order to improve the quality of life for people and their communities.
"Have your say about the issues which directly affect you.”

The Harrow Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Forum brings together local groups, organisations, community workers and partners to identify local issues of mutual interest and need, and work collaboratively to find solutions.

The purpose and role of the Harrow VCS Forum is to encourage a stronger, more vibrant VCS in Harrow. It holds bi-monthly meetings which are a great opportunity to network, share information and connect with other organisations and groups in Harrow.

If you would like to raise an issue or concern please get in touch or contact a VCS Representative.

Harrow VCS Forum Constitution [Web Link], [DOC] & [PDF]

Contact Us

c/o The Lodge, 64 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA1 4HZ // c/o 020 8861 5894