Lai Ogunsola

Thames View resident since 1992

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

Lai is a Project Officer in the Health Team at the Greater London Authority (GLA) in the Communities and Intelligence Unit and a publicly elected governor for the North East London NHS Trust (NELFT) for Barking and Dagenham. He set up his own company ‘Resilient View’ in November 2018, with the aim to eventually run a pilot Social Prescribing project in partnership with Care City. He has a fledgling mental health podcast which he hopes to expand and also plans to setup a resident-led support group to work with men in the community to improve their wellbeing.

He is passionate about mental health being taken as seriously as physical health and wants to empower Thames Ward residents to have a greater influence on health service provision in the locality.

Lai’s goal for Thames Ward is increase levels of physical activity and ensure that more residents have the confidence, skills and opportunity required to access the services, tools and support networks they need to maintain good physical and mental health.