WHEN the Revd Daniel Ramble and his wife, the Revd Judith Ramble, moved to their new parish, St James’s, Hill, in Sutton Coldfield, they uncovered some of the huge social needs that existed.
They managed to get funding from Tearfund to conduct a “community-mapping” exercise. This discovered some startling statistics, including the fact that the parish had the highest number of people living with dementia in the West Midlands, and a rapidly growing number of single-parent households.
This has resulted in a network of partnerships with the private sector, town councils, and charities to offer a host of services that try to meet the needs uncovered by the survey, all housed under the banner “Hope for Sutton”.
The Hope for Sutton Project is now a regional finalist in the category of 'Work with Older People' for the 'Love Britian and Ireland 2019 Awards'.