Meet the team

Amanda Phelps
Managing Director

Amanda founded the Forever Savvy concept in 2011.  She is a parent of a young man with Downs Syndrome and was looking for something meaningful and purposeful for him to do when he left full time education at the age of 19.  Disappointed by the services available to motivate, coach and mentor her son in his adult life, this brought life to the first Savvy project, Horse Savvy.

In her previous career, she was a qualified computer programmer developing Quality Control Systems for JCB and Rolls Royce and Time Management systems for Local authorities.  She became a freelance Web Designer working from home after the birth of her first of three sons.

Amanda is a black belt in the martial art of Jujitsu and is a coach and business partner of Leicester Jujitsu.  She also passionate about horses and their ability to bring emotional balance to humans through the Parelli system.  Through her own horses and Parelli journey and education the concept which is now Forever Savvy has been developed.

Amanda’s belief is that given the time and space to develop and grow everyone can find a purpose to life.

Angie Stokes
Family Liaison Officer (F.L.O.)

Angie came to the team in 2015 to start our K9 Project.  She is a parent of one of the trainees and was looking to do something similar when she gave up work to care for her Daughter Boo. 

In here previous career lives she has been a theatre and community nurse which  serves her well in understanding our trainees.  Angie was an IT consultant and Business Link adviser for a spell before working for herself as a web developer.  She is also a qualified teacher and has taught in Gartree Prison for a number of years. She says that the wood crafting  they do at K9 is similar to working in an operating theatre. 

Angie is a karate 2nd Dan and in her spare time teaches Karate; competing in tournaments where a few pieces of bling find their way home

Sara Greenan
Horse Savvy Team Leader

Sara was the first official member of staff taken on by the Forever Savvy project, we have since grown beyond recognition from where she started back in 2013. She is now a Team Leader at the Horse Savvy project in Potters Marston. Before joining us here Sara has worked in various job roles, from Customer Services and Banking to A and E nursing! Sara loves working outdoors with the animals and helping the trainees improve every day.

In her spare time Sara is a keen gardener and amateur bird spotter ( meaning she’s still not very good at it!) and loves anything to do with the outdoors and nature. She grew up in Nottinghamshire so is not a Leicester native, but now enjoys living in Hinckley. 

Lydia Morris
Cafe Savvy Team Leader

Lydia came to the team in 2014. She was just starting out her career when she joined us she’d previously worked in hospitably, but fancied a change. Having a brother with learning difficulties meant that she found her role in the company very natural. Lydia started off supporting at Horse Savvy and Work Savvy but has recently set up Café Savvy in Bagworth.

Lydia says that working back in the hospitality industry and working with Adults with Learning difficulties is her perfect job. She loves to see the joy the Adults get from having a purpose at the café.     

In her spare time, Lydia loves to walk her dog Barry. She also loves designing new things for around her house and garden, people say her house is very quirky. 


Trish Woodhouse
Cafe Savvy Team Leader (Maternity Cover)

Trish sarted out on a voluntary basis, 1 day a week at horse savvy. My role was to teach life skills eg, washing up after lunch, cleaning kitchen, sweeping floors and then go into the garden where we picked fruit and veg and a never ending job of weeding, sounds simple and maybe mundane but I found it very relaxing and thought provoking working with trainees over a 2 year period.

My new role is team leader at café savvy. Lovely local community centre, full of life and community spirit. Each day is a challenge but each day is full of staff and trainee laughter. Hard work but very rewarding for the whole team.


Contact us:
07710 092412