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.

 

Sarah Blackstock

Health and Wellbeing Officer

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.

 

Jessica Blenkiron

Youth Employment Ambassador

Jessica.Blenkiron@wittonlodge.org.uk

Jess plays an important role in our Jobs and Skills team; helping local people –aged 18-29 not currently in employment, education or training- get onto the jobs ladder.  Jess will probably be one the first people you meet at our Job Club.

 

Kay Blundell

Office Manager

Kay.Blundell@wittonlodge.org.uk

As Office Manager, Kay makes sure that our offices 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.

 

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.

 

Iram Fardus

Employment Inclusion Officer

Iram.Fardus@wittonlodge.org.uk

As our Employment Inclusion Officer, Iram is Team Leader for the Jobs and Skills team.   Iram leads a wide range of projects to help local people, with everything from our Job Club, Erdington Works scheme and much more.

 

Saschan Fearon-Josephs

Wellbeing Co-Ordinator

Saschan.Fearon-Josephs@wittonlodge.org.uk

Saschan helps to delver our Living Well services; making health check visits, health assessments and helping clients with paperwork relating to health issues.  A key part of this role is delivering social prescription – where people are given a non-medical prescription to help them overcome an issue.

 

Alison Foxall

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.

 

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 lettings process.

 

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.

 

Haleema Khathoon

Volunteer Coordinator

Haleema.Khathoon@wittonlodge.org.uk

WLCA are lucky to have a team of very enthusiastic volunteers, with a large part of Haleema’s role being to make sure that our volunteers have a positive and enjoyable experience working with us in our office, at community events, on projects and much more.

 

Cecil Leachman

Building Supervisor

Cecil.Leachman@wittonlodge.org.uk

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.

 

Kashesh Raza

Assistant Independent Living Officer

Kashesh.Raza@wittonlodge.org.uk

When you visit Sycamore Court, our Extra Care Scheme; Kashesh will be one of the first people you meet.  Kashesh helps out in the Sycamore Court office, making sure that things are running smoothly and every resident is supported

 

Su Rea-Hulks

Wellbeing Administrator

Su.Rea-Hulks@wittonlodge.org.uk

Su is administrator for the Living Well project.  If you call Sycamore Court, Su may be the person who picks up the phone.  With the wide range of work the Living Well team do, Su has responsibility for a large amount of information and ensures that this is kept secure and up-to-date.

 

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.

 

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 also helps out at our Job Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays and works behind the scenes on a wide variety of projects.

 

Alisha Vale

Homes and Property Officer

Alisha.Vale@wittonlodge.org.uk

Alisha ensures that 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.