Khushnood Ahmed

Barking Riverside resident since 2009

Resident Steering Group Member of Thames Ward Community Project and Member of the TWCP Health & Wellbeing Citizen Action Group

Khushnood is the Founder and Director of the Riverside Muslim Association (RMA)established in 2013 and a Trustee of the Barking & Dagenham Faith Forum. She is a qualified nutritionist and the Founder and Director of Creative Wellness which runs cookery and healthy eating projects with residents of all ages and is also a Cultural Connector for Creative Barking & Dagenham (CBD) involved in bringing international art festivals and projects to Thames Ward.

She is passionate about bringing people together via Health, Art and Faith. She wants to raise awareness of the importance of balanced nutrition and healthy eating, help people gain skills and build relationships via art projects and establish a dedicated place for the Muslim community to worship and deliver projects for everyone in the area to be able to enjoy.

Khushnood’s goal for Thames Ward is for it to be the most creative, peaceful and healthiest community it can be. She believes that the best way to achieve this is working with other like-minded, passionate and skilled residents via the Thames Ward Community Project (TWCP).