Trustees / Governance

Living Springs is a registered charitable company (details at the foot of this page) and based in Stourton, near Stourbridge, West Midlands.

Our aim is to provide care, support and hope to vulnerable children and families through a range of services. You will find details on this web site, and other information is available via the Charity Commission web site. Profiles of the charity trustees are given below.

Do contact us about any of the services offered.

Jane Chapman
Centre Director

Back row, left to right:

Chris Bradley: 
Married to Sue with three grown up children. A retired West Midlands Police Officer with over 33 years experience, both in uniform and as detective, working with families and vulnerable children in a variety of situations, now works in primary health care.  On the leadership team of a local church in Halesowen, and a director of another charity which offers support, resources and guidance to young people in the local community. He is passionate about people and being a positive influence on others having had the privilege to serve them in a professional and voluntary capacity.

Ian Nicholls (Company Director):
Married with 2 adult children.Works in a legal costing firm which he jointly set up in 1993. Trustee of Living Springs since 1999. Elder of Birmingham Christian centre. Interests include walking, music, cycling, and trying to keep fit.

He helped set up Birmingham Central Foodbank which commenced in September 2011, and is part of the original steering group. He has a heart for the vulnerable in society and desires to see lives changed by positive input, fairness and opportunity. 

Robert Chapman (Company Director): Chair of Living Springs. Married to Jane, Centre Director, with one grown up son. Joint founder and director of Living Springs in 1988. Managing Director of a Black Country electrical family business. Technical education with qualifications in electronic servicing and satellite distribution. Passionate about seeing lives changed and people having a chance of reaching their full potential.

Front row, left to right:

Sally-Ann Reeves (Accountant): Lives near Bromsgrove, is married to Tim and has two children. Sally qualified with the Association of Certified Accountants in 1997. She worked in auditing for local accountancy practices in Halesowen and Dudley for ten years before becoming self-employed in 2002. She now works with small companies in preparing annual and management accounts.

Jane Chapman MBE, BSc (Hons) (Living Springs Centre Director): Married to Living Springs Chair, Robert, with one grown up son. A qualified Social Worker, Jane's qualifications include: Diploma in Social Work, Diploma in Advanced Child Care, BSc (Hons) Child Care Practice (Advanced Social Work Degree), NVQ level 4 Management, Social Work Post Qualifying Award I, Practice Assessors Award and NVQ level 3 Caring for Children and Young People.

Jeanette Bowditch (Sales Assistant): Worked for one year at Living Springs (1 night shift a week). Prayer co-ordinator – overseeing church prayer meetings, organising prayer partnerships, leader of prayer ministry team and producing a quarterly church prayer diary. Member of team organising Ladies quarterly Breakfast. Member of the church care group – caring for those who are sick, elderly folk, supporting people in need. Co-leader of Church drop-in centre.