Our Staff

Jo Adams – Manager 

I joined the time out group in Jan 17 as an operations manager. Having worked in social care and health in a commissioner capacity for over 10 years I was looking for something to keep me close to a community. I have managed many projects within the learning disability arena I wanted to use those skills operationally on the ground. I am loving it; our members and staff are amazing and we all contribute to the group and the direction of activities. I can honestly say I’ve never had a role quite like it, it is so rewarding and I feel we make a real difference to our members’ lives. September 2017 we took some of our members on cruise holiday which I have to say was a highlight of my career so far, to see them enjoy themselves and integrate with different communities was fabulous. Having our members access communities and integrate within them is a big passion of mine.

Jackie Conyers – Admin and finance support

I joined Time Out Group in a temporary role in February 2019 to help with admin and finance. 6 months later I am still here and now permanent! For me this is a big change as I was previously a district nurse and midwife, and more recently I ran a community café in Little Hulton, with the help of lovely volunteers, many of whom had special needs.

I am really enjoying meeting all the TOG members, who make this a fun and rewarding place to work. In my spare time I love to bake and make celebration cakes.

Andy Lowe – Support Worker

Andy has been with the Group for several years as a support worker bringing his considerable experience in the field of learning disability to support group members during Sport and Leisure activities and now at Together Drop in.

Another of Andy’s key skills is getting to drive the mini bus whenever we go on a day trip/holiday.

Yvonne Styles – Support Worker

yvonne styles

Yvonne has worked in Health and Social Care for the past 30 years; she has been at Together Drop-In since it opened in March 2017. She works on Thursdays and Saturdays and also covers some of the sports and social activities.

Yvonne is very Arty and loves all types of crafts as well as enjoying the computer and social media. She has worked with adults with learning disabilities since 2003.

Abbie Bailey – Support worker and administrator

Abbie started out as a volunteer in May 2017. She is found at the drop in every Thursday and Saturday. After volunteering for 18 months, she was lucky enough to land roles as a support worker as well as administration.

Debra Cassar – Support worker

Debra has volunteered for Time Out Group for 2 years and has now began support work during sports sessions. Debra is a dedicated sport enthusiast and looks forward to bringing that to TOG. When not working at Waitrose, she is often found listening to music, attending comedy gigs, volunteering for various good causes or trying to beat her latest run time!