A CHIEF EXECUTIVE at a Coventry social care charity is to step down this week after almost 40 years in charge.
Founded in 1977 as ‘The Family House’ in Valley Road, Stoke Heath, Miles Larmour has seen the charity grow to serve hundreds of people across the city each year.
The Family House now employs 80 people and delivers a wide range of services, including 40 units of housing across the city.
Miles said: “The charity has been a huge part of my life.
“Over the years we’ve helped thousands of Coventry families and individuals, often at times of crisis.
“There have been great changes, but people will always need help and support and that’s essentially what we stand for.
“I’m proud of our excellent reputation in the City.
“Our services are among the best, providing childcare, counselling and youth services, also working with teenage parents and domestic violence victims.
“Demand for our services has grown considerably, but we never turn anyone away and it’s great to know our super staff are making a real difference.”
Chair of trustees John Briffitt said: “Valley House has been the service of Miles’ life.
“Coventry is in debt to his immense commitment, dedication and social response to meeting the needs of local people.
“Working away from the limelight, Miles has forged positive relationships with partner organisations across the city and beyond.”
Miles will be succeeded as CEO by LJ Winterburn, currently serving as Director of Operations at Solace Women’s Aid, London.