Irmani Smallwood re-joined Look Ahead Care, Support and Housing in April 2016. She has worked for homelessness, mental health, learning disability, ex-offenders and care leavers organisations, in London and nationally, for 16 years. She joined the board of trustees at Refugee Action in August 2015. Previous roles include Director of Business Development and Communications at Evolve Housing + Support, Director of Business Development at Stonham, Head of New Business at Look Ahead and Head of Innovation and Good Practice at Homeless Link. She was also on the board of Groundswell UK for seven years. In her day-to-day role, Irmani oversees business development for Look Ahead, running the tendering team and overseeing innovation, peer support and co-production functions alongside a broader remit around service development and asset management. She is passionate about supporting people who need care and support to have the most choice and control over the services they use and to gain independence in their lives. In previous roles she has also covered communications and delivered a major rebrand for Evolve.