Meet The Team

Our Team

There are lots of opportunities to meet the WLCA team at events and activities in and around Perry Common.  The team are based at our offices at Perry Common Community Hall and Sycamore Court.  You can call us on 0121 382 1930, email or come into our office at Perry Common Community Hall (between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday) to find out more.

 

Afzal Hussain

Chief Officer

Afzal.Hussain@wittonlodge.org.uk

As Chief Officer.  With his many years of experience in project management and leadership, Afzal has responsibility for managing WLCA and ensuring that our organisation grows and we are able to support even more people in our local community.

 

Stuart Adams

Senior Development and Performance Manager

Stuart.Adams@wittonlodge.org.uk

Stuart is our Senior Development and Performance Manager.  He has recently joined the team and bring with him a wealth of experience in strategic business development, team leadership, marketing, management and much more.

 

Fauzia Begum

Wellbeing Officer

Fauzia.Begum@wittonlodge.org.uk

Fauzia works as part of our Living Well Team, based at our Sycamore Court Extra Care Scheme.  She is busy with wellbeing assessments, social-prescription and different activities to help people in Perry Common and beyond, enhance their lives through improved health.

 

Sarah Blackstock

Health & Wellbeing Manager

Sarah.Blackstock@wittonlodge.org.uk

Sarah takes an active lead in supporting the local community to be healthy, leading a wide variety of exciting initiatives and services to minimise the impact of health issues.  She is currently working with local groups to achieve this.

 

Kay Blundell

Office Manager / Senior Administrator

Kay.Blundell@wittonlodge.org.uk

As Office Manager and Senior Administrator, Kay makes sure that our offices at Perry Common Community Hall and Sycamore Court are running smoothly and that administration is organised and up-to-date; ensuring that all the WLCA team stay organised.

 

James Carless

Communications Officer

James.Carless@wittonlodge.org.uk

James has responsibility for managing communications for the organisation, including our website, social media and promoting the excellent work of the WLCA team, volunteers and local community.

 

Steven Coke

Welcome Officer

Stephen.Coke@wittonlodge.org.uk

If you call or visit our Sycamore Court Extra Care Scheme, you will most likely meet and speak with Steven.  He is a welcoming face  at this busy office makes sure that everything is running smoothly for all residents and guests.

 

Natalie Downey

Cleaning Operative

Everyone likes a clean place to live and work.  Thanks to Natalie, that’s what we have.  Both Natalie and Alison ensure that Perry Common Community Hall and Sycamore Court are kept spotless – for everyone to enjoy.

 

Dawn Franks

Wyrley Birch Sessional Worker

Dawn.Franks@wittonlodge.org.uk

Dawn is a familiar face around the local area.  As part of our community work in Wyrley Birch (located about 1/2 a mile from Perry Common); Dawn has been arranging activities and speaking with local people.  She helps out on Friday morning’s at the Orchard Tea Room in Witton Lakes and also works with a number of other local organisations doing excellent work.

 

Iram Fardus

Employment & Skills Development Manager

Iram.Fardus@wittonlodge.org.uk

As our Employment & Skills Manager, Iram is Team Leader for the Jobs & Skills team.   Iram oversees a wide range of projects to help local people, with everything from our Job Club, Youth Promise Plus, Health Works and much more.

 

Lauren Fridlington

Community Projects Development Officer

Lauren.Fridlington@wittonlodge.org.uk

Lauren’s role within the organisation is to link-up all the events and work, we and partners are doing.  At the moment, Lauren is leading on our work with local libraries: Perry Common and Kingstanding.  At Kingstanding Library we has renovated the outside of the building (complementing the new Children’s Area and running a number of services) while at Perry Common Library, we have been able to open the library an extra day (on Friday’s) offering a number of helpful services).  Lauren is coordinating this activity and working with volunteers on this excellent project.

 

Gareth Hopkins

Homes And Properties Manager

Gareth.Hopkins@wittonlodge.org.uk

As leader of our Housing Team; Gareth manages all WLCAs 187 properties, including our 40 apartment extra-care scheme at Sycamore Court.  This includes everything from making sure our homes are well maintained to negotiating contracts and overseeing our letting process.

 

Melissa Jackson

Employment Coach

Melissa.Jackson@wittonlodge.org.uk

Melissa works in our Jobs & Skills team.  Her role is to help people with their employment needs; giving advice and support to find work and further training.

 

Sabrina Jaques

Environmental Initiatives Officer

Sabrina.Jaques@wittonlodge.org.uk

Sabrina co-ordinates all our exciting environmental work.  With our Orchard Tea Room, Velvet Community Orchard, Fifty Shades Of Green Gardening Groups and plans in development for our new Environmental Hub at Witton Lakes; there’s certainly plenty to keep Sabrina busy.

Please be aware that Sabrina is currently on maternity leave and her emails are being re-directed to colleagues, who will follow-up the enquiry.

 

Haleema Khathoon

Youth Employment Ambassador

Haleema.Khathoon@wittonlodge.org.uk

Haleema works in our Jobs & Skills team.  Her role is to help people with their employment needs; giving advice and support to find work and further training.  Her role is focused on people 16-29 years old.

 

Cecil Leachman

Building Supervisor

Cec keeps our buildings maintained so that everyone who comes into Perry Common Community Hall and Sycamore Court, comes into a safe environment.  If you ask for tables to be set out for your event or equipment set up; it will be Cec who will do this for you.

 

Dellano Lewis

Placement Youth Ambassador

Dellano.Lewis@wittonlodge.org.uk 

Dellano works in our Jobs & Skills team.  His role is to help people with their employment needs; giving advice and support to find work and further training.  His role is focused on people who are 16-29 years old.

 

Alison Lynch

Cleaning Operative

Everyone likes a clean place to live and work.  Thanks to Alison, that’s what we have.  Both Alison and Natalie ensure that Perry Common Community Hall and Sycamore Court are kept spotless – for everyone to enjoy.

 

Luke Oliver

Recruitment Consultant

Luke.Oliver@wittonlodge.org.uk

Luke works in our Jobs & Skills team.  His role is to help people with their employment needs; giving advice and support to find work and further training.

 

Lorna Pusey

Independent Living Co-Ordinator

Lorna.Pusey@wittonlodge.org.uk

When you visit our Sycamore Court Extra Care Scheme, Lorna will most likely be one of the first people you see.  Lorna helps ensure that Sycamore Court is a safe and pleasant place to live, visit and enjoy – and everything is as it should be.

 

John Smith

Finance Officer

John.Smith@wittonlodge.org.uk

With all these properties and activities taking place; John’s role as Finance Officer is essential to make sure that the organisation’s finances are well-managed, that there is enough money to pay our suppliers and everything financial stays up-to-date and organised.

 

Violetta Syroka

Contracts, Compliance and Support Officer

Violetta.Syroka@wittonlodge.org.uk

As a member of our Jobs & Skills team, Violetta’s role is to ensure that the work of the Jobs & Skills team meets contractual obligations and that everything is going to plan, objectives are being met and to provide general support to the team.

 

Paul Tse

Flourishing Community Development Officer

Paul.Tse@wittonlodge.org.uk

Paul is the team member responsible for organising many of the community events we hold every year, including our very popular Spring Into Spring festival and Christmas On The Ring.  He provides advice and support at our Job Club on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and works behind the scenes on a wide variety of projects.

 

Alisha Vale

Homes & Property Officer

Alisha.Vale@wittonlodge.org.uk

Alisha ensures that all our 187 homes are well-managed, well maintained and that our tenants are happy.  She takes a lead in reporting any repairs to the contractors so that they can be fixed and helps to resolve any other issues that arise.  If you contact us about a repair or housing issue, Alisha will be happy to help.

 

Violet Williams

Employment and Skills Officer

Violet.Williams@wittonlodge.org.uk

Violet is part of our Jobs & Skills Team.  Her role is to help people get into training or employment, whether they are new to the working world or re-entering employment after a break.