Lubna is SEN-den’s Founder, Director and Service Manager.
Passionate about social justice, Lubna has more than 20 years of professional experience in the charity and social enterprise sectors, acquired in the UK and internationally. She also holds an MBA qualification.
A do-er and forward thinker, Lubna founded SEN-den after seeing friends in Enfield struggling to access support for their newly diagnosed, autistic children. She has been volunteering her time, skills and experience to run SEN-den, develop new services and partnerships, and support local families ever since.
When Lubna is not managing SEN-den on a voluntary basis, she works as a freelance consultant providing advisory support to organisations of all sizes who need friendly, expert help to bring their plans, projects and innovations to life. For more about Lubna’s extensive experience: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lubnareid
How did we get started as a not-for-profit community business?
In the summer of 2019, Lubna enlisted James Hurdman, a Financial Planner, to set up a community business to support families affected by autism. A year later, Victoria Aseervatham, a highly experienced Local Government Manager, joined our Management Committee. We are so proud to be giving something back to Enfield, where we all grew up and went to school. We enjoy working together and finding creative solutions to the challenges SEN-den faces as a start-up social enterprise doing important, innovative, multi-dimensional work.
Our Directors includes parents with lived experience of raising neuro-diverse children and navigating SEND processes.