Ruth Coates

Prospective Labour city councillor for Warndon Parish SouthWard

Prospective Labour city councillor for Warndon Parish South, Ruth Coates
Prospective Labour city councillor for Warndon Parish South, Ruth Coates

For most of my working life I have worked in the Charity sector. I am currently the Deputy Director of Operations at a Mental Health Charity. Our services are experiencing huge demand in the wake of the pandemic, with sharp rises in mental health issues in children, young people and adults.

I volunteer with the ‘Worcester Welcomes’ group, supporting all refugees and asylum seekers to the city. I have successfully obtained practical and emotional support for all our newly arrived people, from over 60 volunteers. Worcester Welcomes has supported 17 individuals including 5 children to settle in Worcester, from Afghanistan and Syria and are working to see how we can support any Ukrainians who arrive.

The Villages are a superb area to live in and enjoy, especially with all the green spaces and abundant wildlife, all of which needs to be protected. But the area is not without its problems. New developments, speeding traffic and anti-social behaviour are key concerns locally.

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