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SSAB Membership

Sue Ross

Independent Chair

Email: ssab@solihull.gov.uk

Rachel Swain is the Board’s Business Manager who takes the lead responsibility for the strategic development and delivery of effective, efficient Safeguarding Adults services within Solihull.

Rachel Swain

SSAB Business Manager

Email: rachel.swain@solihull.gov.uk

Age UK Solihull provides help, support and advice to adults aged over 50 years to feel independent and secure in their own homes.

Anne Hastings is the Chair of the SSAB Prevention Sub Committee and the Boards link to Solihull’s Health and Wellbeing Board


Anne Hastings

Chief Officer

Email: anne.hastings@ageuksolihull.org.uk

Birmingham and Solihull NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust provides inpatient and community services to people aged over 16 years of age in Birmingham and Solihull who are experiencing mental health problems.

Natalie Willetts is the Boards link to Birmingham’s Safeguarding Adults Board.


Natalie Willetts

Deputy Director of Nursing

Email: natalie.willets1@nhs.net 

Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group became the largest clinically-led commissioning organisation in England on 1 April 2018. They were created following approval by NHS England for a merger between Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull CCGs. They are responsible for planning and commissioning health services for people living in Birmingham and Solihull.


Diane Rhoden

Director of Nursing – Quality & Safeguarding

Email: diane.rhoden@nhs.net

CQC attend the Board once a year.


Laura Arnold

Inspection Manager

Email: laura.Arnold@cqc.org.uk


Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust provide mental health and learning disability inpatient, community and day clinics for children and adults across Coventry and Warwickshire and in Solihull have the Brooklands site which provides specialist inpatient treatment services to adults and children with a learning disability some of which are secure services.

The Boards link to Coventry’s Safeguarding Adults Board.


Maxine Nicholls

Head of Safeguarding

Email: maxine.nicholls@covwarkpt.nhs.uk

Healthwatch Solihull is an independent watchdog that has been formed to make local health and social care services better for people by ensuring that their views and experiences are taken into account by those entrusted to design and run services.


Natalie Travers

Healthwatch Solihull Manager

Email: natalie.travers@healthwatchsolihull.org.uk

Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) are responsible for the management of low to medium risk offenders.


Neil Appleby

Head of Probation Service

Email: neil.appleby@justice.gov.uk

Alka is the Manager at the Prince of Wales Care Home.

Alka Sahnan

Care Home Manager

Solihull Action through Advocacy (SAtA) is a voluntary organisation who provide advocacy support to adults with a learning disability, parents with a learning disability.


Mike Scorer

Senior Advocate

Email: mike@solihulladvocacy.org.uk

Solihull Carers centre is an independent charity who provide support to all carers including young carers in Solihull.


Brandon Scott-Omenka


Email: brandonscottomenka@solihullcarers.org 

Solihull Community Housing is the Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO) set up in April 2004 to run the housing service on behalf of Solihull Council. The Council owns the properties and is the landlord but SCH deliver the housing services.


Fiona Hughes

Chief of Operations

Email: fionahughes@solihullcommunityhousing.org.uk 

Jenny Wood

Director – Adult Care and Support

Email: jenny.wood@solihull.gov.uk



Lizzie represents the Director of Adult Social Care and is Chair of the SSAB Operational Sub Committee.


Lizzie Edwards

Assistant Director – Adult Care & Support

Email: lizzie.edwards@solihull.gov.uk

Karen Murphy represents Performance, Planning and Commissioning and is the Boards link to the Joint Commissioning Board and the Carers Partnership Board.


Karen Murphy

Assistant Director – Adult Care & Support

Email: karenmurphy@solihull.gov.uk

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust is now part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Acute services are provided from Solihull, Heartlands and Good Hope hospitals. Community services are provided in Solihull.


Lorraine Longstaff

Email: Lorraine.Longstaff@heartofengland.nhs.uk

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) is the statutory fire and rescue service responsible for fire protection, prevention, intervention and emergency rescue in the County of the West Midlands in England.


Gail Read

Partnerships Team

Email: gail.read@wmfs.net

Solihull Police maintain law and order, protect members of the public and their property, prevent crime, reduce the fear of crime and improve the quality of life for all citizens.


Ian Parnell

Chief Superintendent

Solihull Police

Email: i.parnell@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk