Meet the team

The focus of all that we do here at Future HSC has always been people.

We believe it is vitally important never to lose sight of why we exist as an organisation and we are passionately committed to all the people connected with Future HSC: our tenants and service users, their families and carers, our staff, our Board members and our partners. We hope this is evident in all our activities and invite you to share this with us by exploring the following:

  • We invite you to meet the team which includes: our Board Members, Managers, Housing Officers, Support Workers, Trainers, Human Resources Personnel and Repair and Maintenance Staff.
  • Listen to personal stories and video testimonials – learn how Future HSC has focused on involving people including tenants and service users; carers and families, volunteers, staff members, and all our friends and partners, particularly through the Flexible Future Forum and Friends of Futuregroups – in the development, growth and delivery of compassionate and effective services.
  • Hear from people we’ve helped as some of those involved with us over the years in many different capacities, share their experiences at Future HSC.
  • Learn about our comprehensive programme training and development for all.

Learn about our wider network of Partners who work with us to deliver the very best packages of services to those that need them across Birmingham Gloucester, Derby, Leicester and Cheshire.

Board Members

Tessa Griffiths

Chairperson and Director

Tessa was born and grew up in Birmingham and has worked in health for over thirty years. She began her working life as a medical secretary and subsequently completed an MA in Health Management. Tessa’s experience is wide and varied: from clinical research to community health involvement projects.


Tessa’s specific interests and experiences are in long-term medical conditions, older adults, carers, health inequalities, Black and Minority Ethnic communities and mental health. Tessa was an active Non-Executive Director for the Heart of Birmingham teaching Primary Care Trust for eight years and a stakeholder governor for the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. Tessa continues to volunteer for local and national charities.

Bernadette Lynch


Bernadette began her professional life in the field of law. Having studied law at the Universities of Birmingham (LL.B Hons), Pennsylvania (LL.M) and the College of Law, Chester, she spent the first twenty years of her working life practising as a commercial solicitor and teaching academic law at the Universities of Oxford, Warwick and Birmingham where she specialised in medical law, negligence and intellectual property.


Following lived experience of mental distress, Bernie’s work has now taken a new direction. Following study with the Open University in Mental Health and Distress, she now trains and teaches in the fields of mental health awareness, mental health law, and service user development in a wide range of statutory and voluntary settings.This work has included training staff at organisations such as the Magistrates’ Court Service, Birmingham Social Services Department, The Independent Police Complaints Commission and The Law Society; teaching trainee mental health nurses and social workers at degree level; and delivering courses designed to improve the confidence, skills and wellbeing of those who have experienced mental distress.

Her particular interests include mental health and spirituality, wellbeing, and mental health and the creative arts. She has recently completed an Open University module in creative writing, has had some of her poetry published, and is developing an expertise in bibliotherapy which is the use of poetry and literature to assist relaxation and self-expression and to develop skills and confidence.

She has also undertaken a number of governance roles in recent years. In addition to her position at Future, she has also served as Chair of Governors at a local Infant and Nursery School and as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Provider Arm of South Birmingham PCT.

Kwame Senyah

Finance Director ACCA

After moving to the UK from Ghana in 1996, Kwame Senyah trained as an accountant at Emile Wolfe and completed his studies at FTC (Financial Training Company), gaining his ACCA accreditation in the year 2000. He worked as an accountant for a general practice in Leyton, London before moving to Birmingham with his wife and young family.


Kwame has been with the Company since its inception as the Director of Finance and has been key to the continued growth of the organisation.

Supported Living

Arvinder Basra

Service Manager

My Name is Arvinder Basra, I am the new Registered Manager for FHSC.

I come with a wealth of experience having worked in the care sector for 12+ years.

Beginning my care experience as a Care Assistant in a nursing home and worked my way up to senior staff level, whilst studying to improve my knowledge and gain more qualifications..


I gained my Level 5 in Management 5 years ago, kick starting my journey in managing services.

My Mission echo’s that of the company: supporting vulnerable adults to live as independently as possible, whilst promoting person centred care.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my 2 beautiful children aged 9 and 7 along with my husband, as well as family and friends.

I have a passion for travelling and enjoy watching movies.

Devril May

Deputy Service Manager

Profile information for Devril will be available soon .


Housing Department

Chantelle Millward

Housing and Support Manager

Chantelle is a Counselling graduate who specialised in Working with Children, Young People and Families. Chantelle brings her empathetic understanding and management to her role.


As the team leader for the housing services, Chantelle ensures the housing officers who deliver the organisations’ intensive housing support, provide a service that is responsive to need – encouraging support that increases resilience; encourages social access and development, are developed and supported both professionally and organisationally. Chantelle is also the Health and Safety lead for the housing department.

Chantelle regularly liaises with partnership and professionals such as the Police, Social Workers, After Care Workers, to ensure our tenants receive a seamless service from all professionals involved in their lives.

Innercity100 Winner 2002
IUKE Award Host Company Status
iSE Social Enterprise Hero 2009
West Bromwich Building Society Achiever of the Year Award
Wind Rush Gold Standard Winner 2002
West Midlands Minority Ethnic Achievement Award 2009