Sutton Support Services, based in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands, is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise providing a number of projects all aimed at encouraging personal growth and development for people with a wide range of disabilities from within the Sutton Coldfield area.
We are happy to boast that we are now in our 16th year of activity, the first year was spent researching the need for a new service that would meet the needs of people with disabilities, establishing a solid platform from which to develop the service, building on its strengths and to highlight and amend any weaknesses in the provision on offer at the time. The main focus being to offer people the opportunity to learn new skills and activities each designed to assist them to reach their true potential and to enhance their community opportunities and life skills.
Millie Lewis, CEO and Founder
Millie was the author and instigator of The Gateway Award and the former National Officer for Mencap steering the Award though it’s formative years. Before joining Mencap in 1989, Millie worked for many years with Birmingham City Social Services Department as a Day Centre Officer. In the latter part of this work the main responsibilities of this post was to set up a transition group working with people within the day centre preparing them for the Employment Preparation Unit.
As National Officer Millie was instrumental in setting up projects across the United Kingdom each designed to enhance the vocational, educational and leisure time opportunities offered to people with learning disabilities.
Millie was for many years the Special Needs Advisor to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award nationally. In addition to this Millie worked with the Rank Foundation monitoring two of their funding projects.
Anne Heckels, Director
Anne is currently Company Secretary and has responsibility for fiance and corporate governance.
Anne has an extensive experience and knowledge of health and social care services having worked in these sectors for over 30 years. She has worked at a senior level in the NHS in strategy, service planning and redesign, commissioning, operational and human resources management across all sectors, becoming Chief Executive of a Primary Care Trust and a Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community Trust.
Anne has always been a strong advocate for user and public involvement in all aspects of health and social care, believing that the best care is everybodyâ€™s right and responsibility. Anne has worked, and remains a champion for vulnerable and minority groups.
Anne has studied health and social care management, human resources management and public health at post graduate level.
Contact us on +44 0121 377 7507+44 0121 377 7507. We look forward to talking to you.
Sutton Support Services
Wylde Green Community Hall
Tel: +44 0121 377 7507+44 0121 377 7507
Monday 9am - 3pm
Art & Craft, Catering Skills
Monday 7pm - 9pm
New Horizons Leisure Project
Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Cooking and Keep Fit
Posh Nosh Café
Friday 9am - 3pm
Art & Craft, Cooking