About Us

TCT Mission Statement:

Our mission is to partner with others, seeking the common good, working for justice as people of hope, so that communities may flourish and those who are vulnerable, isolated, and disadvantaged might enjoy life in its fullness

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Some of the TCT team

Our goal:

Our goal is to empower churches and other faith groups, individuals, groups and communities to respond effectively to the issues of poverty and social justice that they encounter.

Our work is all about supporting people and communities to thrive and flourish. This ethos begins with our staff, who are by far our most important assests. One of the ways we support and nuture them, as they fulfil their vocations to reach out and make a difference, is by being a proud Living Wage employer!

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We're proud to be a Living Wage employer!


Times are hard for people and communities. We work to empower individuals and groups to practically make a difference.

We actively partner with a wide range of churches, other faith groups, charities and civic society to improve lives and empower community-building.

Our work helps to build up people and communities by:

* Encouraging the voice of those affected to be heard

* Empowering individuals and groups to practically make a difference.

* Focusing on people’s skills and talents

* Celebrating what is good

Our work takes an Asset Based approach in four main areas:

  1. Social and Financial Inclusion
  2. Health And Wellbeing
  3. Community Cohesion
  4. Developing Work
TCT Work Structure May 2021

Our values

We have four key values that guide all of our work:

  1. Listening: This is the most import place to start. Enabling people to be heard is at the heart of our work. We believe that residents have to best ideas in knowledge to enable their communities to flourish.
  2. Partnership: This is key to everyone thriving and flourishing, as no one person or organisation has all the answers and resources.
  3. Celebrating: Excellent things are happening in communities and we can be a voice to magnify this!
  4. Empowering: People want to be part of making the change happen, so we can provide training and encouragement, advice and support to encourage this to happen!
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Where do we work?

Black Country

  • Walsall
  • Wolverhampton
  • Sandwell
  • Dudley

Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent

Northern Shropshire

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TCT is delighted to be a member of these networks:

Have a question?

If you have a question or comment or you’d like to work with us, please get in touch -

info@tctogether.org.uk or visit our ‘Contact Us’ page for individual staff contacts.

Here is our wonderful team!

Our team

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Jon Miles

Senior Development Worker

07946 771495 Email
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Shaz Akhtar

Black Country Near Neighbours Coordinator | Black Country

07530 741923 Email
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Rachel Moore

Mental Health Development Worker

07960 080562 Email
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Sarah Thorpe

Diocese of Lichfield Dementia-Friendly Churches Enabler

07982 248949 Email
Lesley Bovington

Lesley Bovington

Places of Welcome Facilitator (Staffs/Stoke) | Staffordshire

07704 485332 Email
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Carrie Blount

Black Country Places of Welcome Facilitator and Black Country Places of Welcome Buddying Co-ordinator

07377 918101 Email
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Office Administrator

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Emma Smith

TCT Co-ordinator

01543 622591 Email
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Zoe Heming

Diocesan Enabling Church Adviser

07871 622598 Email
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Zoe Corney

Administrative Assistant to the Diocesan Enabling Church Adviser



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Chair: The Rt Revd Sarah Bullock

Trustee: TCT Chair & Bishop of Shrewsbury

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Vice Chair: Robert Higham

Trustee: Reader in the Parish of Old Hill

Rev Jassica Castillo Burley

Rev Jassica Castillo-Burley

Trustee: Assistant Interim Minister of Telford Central Parish and Assistant Curate of Whittington and West Felton with Haughton

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Rev Julian Francis - Archdeacon of Walsall

Trustee: Archdeacon of Walsall

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Amanda Mallen

Trustee: Community Outreach Worker, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton

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Trustee: David Cope

Trustee: Chair of Heathfield Park Neighbourhood Plans Forum

Daphne Francis

Daphne Francis

Trustee: self-employed consultant predominantly working with community organisations and residents.

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Together Network

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