Our philosophy is and always has been to explore and pioneer creative learning, challenging traditional service provision and expanding horizons. As such, people with disabilities are at the heart of what we do and our decision making process. The service is committed to reflecting the needs and aspirations of all the people in all we do, whilst maintaining our organic grass roots nature. In order to fulfil this philosophy all our participants are encouraged to play an active part in their local community, to this end we are involved in the following community-based activities.
Sacred Heart Gardens
The gardeners have restored the gardens at the Sacred Heart Church back to its former glory. This project and has taken many months to plan, dig and create a beautiful space for people to sit and enjoy the garden. It has given many people lots of joy and has gained a lot of respect for our lads from the local community.
Learn more about our gardening group here.
The Hub and Our Place
This a new community resource centre based right in the middle of Sutton Town Centre and again we have taken a lead role in the development of the outside play areas. We recycle all their paperwork and help out there whenever we are needed.
Fun Run Marshalling
We play an active and valuable part in the Great Midlands Fun Run in Sutton Coldfield and the St.Giles Hospice Soltice Walk in Lichfield. Leaders and participants act as marshals on both events and have a fantastic reputation in both communities. Our gardeners help to clear the areas that might present a threat to the hundreds of Fairies who take part in the night time event around Lichfield. A brilliant example of recognition was that at last years presentations the Sutton Support Services logo was displayed in the list of organisations thanked for working with the GMFR. We are no longer just recipients of donations we are acknowledged as working partners.
The Luncheon Club
Several participants take part in supporting the luncheon club every week and in addition to playing bingo with the elderly members of the club our participants assist with the clearing up after the lunch is over. The club is run at the Sacred Heart School and is attended by the missionary priests who work in the Aston Community.
We are becoming very well known amongst schools and colleges for providing excellent volunteering experiences to a wide variety of young people, introducing them to the ‘care work’ environment. We have had some excellent young people working alongside our staff and the benefits have been tremendous for all concerned. In some small way we have helped to break down the barriers which exist to achieving individual development. We build on and develop existing strengths and skills which maximises the potential and enhances the opportunities of young people.
Sutton Support Services
Wylde Green Community Hall
Tel: +44 0121 377 7507+44 0121 377 7507