Our Staff

Salli Ward

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.

Although Salli has sadly left us to pursue a new job, she will occasionally be seen while helping us apply for grants to help develop and sustain 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.

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




Clare Reavey – Support Worker

Clare Reavey

Clare joined Time Out when the TOGether drop in opened. She is a Support Worker at Together drop-in and can occasionally be seen at the 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.





Jo Adams – Support Worker

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.







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 Fridays alongside Clare.






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.









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.