Alex Smith

Founder and CEO, The Cares Family
London, UK

Alex Smith is founder and CEO of The Cares Family, a group of community networks of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another. Its goal: to reduce loneliness and polarisation in some of the UK’s fastest changing cities.

In 2018, Smith was appointed one of the inaugural 20 Obama Foundation Fellows, selected from over 20,000 applicants from around the world. In 2019, The Cares Family started work on new projects to further amplify the action, voice and power in communities to help individuals, businesses and government to prioritise relationships in their everyday work.


Learn more here about the Encore Public Voices Fellowship, which supports diverse voices focusing on aging, longevity and the intergenerational opportunity.