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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Rogers – Support Worker

I have been working for the Time Out Group since December 2014 after working in a similar role at Stockport Cerebral Palsy Society. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here, particularly in how we have grown our group sizes and therefore giving more members the opportunity to access social and sport activities in a fun and relaxed environment. I hope my enthusiasm and passion for sport has helped our members to enjoy sport. I continually try to find ways to engage and inspire our members in to trying new activities.

In my very little spare away from working a full time and a part time job, I enjoy trying to stay fit and healthy by playing football, as well as spending time with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our volunteers

Abbie Bailey

Abbie has been volunteering for Time Out Group since May 2017. She is found at the drop in every Thursday and Saturday. As well as volunteering for TOG, Abbie has recently been lucky enough to start doing administration for us and has become a support worker on a Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ravinder Ghattaura 

Although Ravinder volunteered many years ago for Time Out Group, she has recently come back to us and attends the drop-in most Saturdays. She is a keen runner and enjoys visiting new places to explore different cultures and cuisines.

 

 

 

 

 

Donna Rooney

I help out at Time Out Group by doing a number of things should it just be to listen to our members, having a chat or helping them with the activities set for them. When I’m not at Time Out Group I’m a dinner lady at the local high school as well as a mother of 4 so always busy doing something!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debra Cassar

When not working at Waitrose in Alderley Edge, Debbie volunteers every Thursday at the Time Out Group drop-in. When she isn’t working or volunteering, she is often watching or listening to music and comedy gigs.