Millfield Road

David blowing out candles on birthday cake

David Birthday Celebrations

David with his birthday cake
David blowing out candles on birthday cake

David celebrated his 29th birthday in November at 129 Millfield Road, and everyone at Step Forward support would like to wish him a very happy birthday.

129 Millfield Road is a specialist residential home for adults with mental health, learning disabilities and forensic backgrounds operated by Step Forward Support. To keep up to date with news from this service and others, you can follow us on our social media chanels using the links below.

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Mosin placing pizza in oven

Millfield Road Pizza Night

David cooking pizza

The housemates of Millfield Road enjoying homemade pizzas.

Step Forward Support has a long history of supporting adults with mental health, learning disabilities and forensic backgrounds to live safely in the community. Through consistent, structured support planning and delivery, we enable the people we support to live productive, independent lifestyles, with the opportunity for personal growth and development to achieve dreams and aspirations.

Independent living skills are just one step in the journey to realising true independence. But with the dedication and perseverance of an effective support team, we have demonstrated that individuals who were previously not afforded the opportunity to participate in society can safely do so.

129 Millfield Road is a specialist residential home for adults with mental health, learning disabilities and forensic backgrounds operated by Step Forward Support. To keep up to date with news from this service and others, you can follow us on our social media chanels using the links below.

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service user gardening

Caring for the garden

Robert has been taking pride in the work he has put in to making the garden at 129 Millfield Road a more enjoyable place to spend time. He is enjoying the benefits of seeing the plants he planted bloom and thrive under his constant care and attention, making sure their needs are met and they remain healthy and grow. Robert says that having the responsibility for an area of the shared outdoor space at the care home has given him a sense of purpose and a positive focus for his time. Robert is keen to continue with his gardening duties and intends to develop the area into something really special.

service user gardening
service user gardening

129 Millfield Road s a specialist care home for up to four adults with support needs in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham. The on-site dedicated team is led by Service Manager June Rowe who is currently seeking a full-time deputy manager to support her role. To find out more or apply for the position, get in touch using the form on the contact us page. To keep up to date with events and news from here and other Step forward Support services, follow us on Facebook, Instagram or twitter using the links below.

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Highbury Theatre Centre

Treading the boards

129 Millfield Road has its fair share of stars, including Mosin who regularly attends a local drama group ‘Street Katz’. Mosin, who can seen here taking part in his weekly drama session at Highbury Theatre Centre, has taken part in previous shows including the group’s production of ‘Letter to Santa’ in 2021 where he played a snowman.

Mosin enjoys drama with peers. He is a bundle of joy, especially when talking about drama, movies, and music. He enjoys stage performance, and you can’t get him to stop when he starts, and always with a big smile on his face. He’s undoubtedly the Shakespeare of Millfield Road!

Jim Enowtakang – Deputy Manager
service user drumming
Mosin at Highbury Theatre Centre
service user hailing bus
Mosin en-route to his drama group
service user at drama club
Mosin taking part in a weekly drama group

‘Letter to Santa’ was featured in the Sutton Chronicle publication. Mosin is pictured here in the centre dressed as a snowman.

Sutton Chronicle's feature about Letters to Santa 2021

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service users BBQ

Summertime and the living is easy!

The service users of 129 Millfield Road made the most of our recent spell of hot weather by having a weekend barbeque.

The BBQ was epic with everyone chipping in to make it fun. On the menu we had mouth watering and succulent beef burger, tantalizing pork sausages, coleslaw, corn on the cob, potato salad and of course cold drinks to quench the thirst. It was all fun and excitement with lots of chats and memories created

Jim Enowtakang – Deputy Manager
service users in garden
BBQ in garden
BBQ food

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Step Forward Support team meeting

Birmingham services welcome Deputy Managers

At this month’s managers’ meeting we welcomed two new deputy managers to Step Forward Support. Jim Enowtakang has joined the team at 129 Millfield Road to support existing service manager June Rowe, and Annmarie Thomas has joined the team at 24 Devonshire Road to support Bashrat Hussain.

Annmarie has a long history of supporting people in the care industry and Jim was successful in his application after performing in the role of support worker for Step Forward Support, and for over a decade previously with other providers.

Manager's Team Meeting

“We wish them both the best of luck in their new roles and are looking forward to benefitting from the wealth of skills and experience they’ll bring to the organisation.”

Deirdre Kapfunde – HR and Finance Director

If you are interested in working for Step Forward Support we have vacancies across the midlands in our care homes and supported living services. Email your CV and a covering letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications to or complete the form on our contact page

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Male Support Workers

Support Worker Jobs in Handsworth Wood

Step Forward Support are looking for energetic, motivated and fun-loving support workers to join to our team to support service users at our residential care homes in Handsworth Wood.

Please note we require a Male Support Worker due to genuine occupational requirement for the people we are supporting making this position exempt from the gender discrimination rule.

Male Support Workers
Male Support Workers

This role will suit flexible and dynamic individuals available to work; days, nights and weekends. Step Forward Support would like to hear from you if you can make positive contributions in supporting vulnerable adults with complex and sometimes challenging needs.

You will be required to support service users 1:1 to access the community for activities such as going to college, the gym, cinema, swimming, shopping and much much more!

Your duties will also include supporting the service user with

  • Learning how to become more independent
  • Personal care
  • Meal preparation and housework
  • Managing their medication
  • Staying in contact with family and friends
  • Attending hospital appointments and meetings
  • Finding hobbies and other leisure activities
  • Accessing education and training
  • Keeping safe in the home and in the community

Experience required

Preferably at least 1 year experience as a support worker in the Learning disability or Mental Health setting working with complex behaviours & forensics



Qualifications required

  • Care Certificate
  • NVQ in Health & Social Care (Preferred)

You will be accountable to the Home Manager and the Registered manager.

  • You will receive and complete a full induction
  • Receive ongoing training throughout your employment
  • Enrolled into the pension Scheme
  • Rate of pay from £9-£9.50 per hour dependent upon experience

Rate of pay from £9-£9.50 per hour dependent upon experience

Offer of Employment is subject to a successful interview, satisfactory DBS check and references.

To apply, please follow this link to Indeed.

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David painting the lounge wall at Millfield Road

Lockdown DIY at Millfield Road

Painting the lounge walls made me feel calm.

– David

Service Users at Millfield Road used the opportunity provided by the first lockdown to redecorate the shared lounge of their home. Like many people in the UK and around the world, the pandemic meant that the residents of Millfield Road spent much more time at home during 2020, a situation that hasn’t changed much in the first quarter of 2021. But rather than sitting on their hands, the individuals who live in our care home decided to pick up a brush and get creative.

Mosin and David were really enthusiastic about painting their home and I feel really proud that they got involved and enjoyed the task, it was really nice to see them work together.

June Rowe – Home Manager

The decision to decorate was the result of a conversation between the service users and the support team regarding what activities they would like to be involved in during lockdown. David and Mosin, two of the residents of Millfield Road, suggested the painting and it was agreed and supervised by June Rowe, the home manager.

Mosin decorating the lounge at Millfield Road
Mosin taking part in the redecoration of his home

Following the initial success, decorating has continued in other areas of the shared spaces and sparked enthusiasm within some residents to get more involved. One resident, David, said that painting the walls of the lounge made him feel calm and he is keen to do more. Another resident, Robert, has warmed to the new décor and now wishes to have his bedroom decorated.

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