Our Staff

Salli Ward – Strategic Manager

Salli Ward

Salli has worked for Time Out Group since January 2015 after over 25 years working in varied roles; she began as a Residential Social Worker for children with learning disabilities before qualifying as a Dramatherapist. Otherwise Salli has been (or still is) a Charity Manager, Marriage Registrar, Charity Consultant and Copywriter, as well as mum of 8 grown-up children/step-children.

Salli was born and bred in the area and met her husband in Handforth! John is a great support to Salli and Time Out Group. She in turn is a trustee for Macclesfield Community Artspace where John is a full-time volunteer – the connection is a positive one for both organisations.

Salli’s job for Time Out Group is to have overall responsibility for development and sustainability; this means things like grant applications, contract management, staff recruitment, policies and evaluation.

Away from Time Out and her other jobs, Salli is a British Sign Language user studying for her level 3, and involved in voluntary and campaigning work. Her interests include writing, calligraphy, baking (and eating) and getting together with the family.


Sue Mills, Trustee

I set up Time Out Group in 2001, after running an Occupational Therapy life skills session for adults with learning disabilities. I managed the group until 2011, and am now Chair of the trustees. My vision for Time Out Group is to give everyone a chance to take part in ordinary social and leisure activities in a safe and relaxed way. As ever, the main aim is to support the group members to be as involved as possible in running the group and to have fun. I love to see group members, volunteers and staff getting on with activities that help improve health and wellbeing in a way that is enjoyable.

I enjoy arts and crafts, gardening and walking and, most of all, socialising. I retired in 2017 which has allowed me to enjoy getting more directly involved with Time Out Group.


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.


Clare Reavey – Support Worker

Clare Reavey

Clare joined Time Out when the TOGether drop in opened. She is a Support Worker at TOGether and social / sporting events.

Clare previously worked as a Teaching Assistant and many, many years ago was a nurse. She is a volunteer reading helper for Beanstalk .

She has two grown up sons; a musician and an actor. In her spare time she likes to read, paint, listen to the news and support Leeds United.


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.