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.
With many years of experience in project management and leadership, Afzal has responsibility for managing WLCA, ensuring that our organisation grows and we are able to support even more people in our local community.
Senior Development and Performance Manager
Stuart is our Senior Development and Performance Manager. He has a wealth of experience in strategic business development, team leadership, marketing, management and more.
Fauzia works as part of our Living Well Team, based at our Sycamore Court Extra Care Scheme. She conducts wellbeing assessments, social-prescription, and activities to help people in Perry Common and beyond enhance their lives through improved health.
Health & Wellbeing Manager
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.
Office Manager / Senior Administrator
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.
Everyone likes a clean place to live and work. Thanks to Natalie, that’s what we have. Both Natalie and Alison (see below) ensure that Perry Common Community Hall and Sycamore Court are kept spotless – for everyone to enjoy.
Both Alison and Natalie (above) work together to keep our working and community spaces clean, tidy and safe. Alison can often be seen doing her cleaning duties very early in the morning – before most people get in!
Wyrley Birch Sessional Worker
Dawn is a familiar face around the local area. As part of our community work in Wyrley Birch (located about half a mile from Perry Common), Dawn has been arranging activities and speaking with local people. She helps out on Friday mornings at the Orchard Tea Room in Witton Lakes and also works with a number of other local organisations doing excellent work.
Employment & Skills Development Manager
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.
Community Projects Development Officer
Lauren’s role within the organisation is to link up all the events and work being carried out by WLCA and our partners. At the moment, Lauren is leading on our work with local libraries at Perry Common and Kingstanding. At Kingstanding Library we have renovated the outside of the building and run a number of services, while at Perry Common Library we have been able to open the library for one extra day (on Fridays) offering a number of helpful services. Lauren is coordinating this activity and working with volunteers on this excellent project.
Homes And Properties Manager
As leader of our Housing Team, Gareth manages all WLCA’s 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 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.
Environmental Initiatives Officer
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.
Youth Employment Ambassador
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 helping people who are 16-29 years old.
Cec keeps our buildings maintained so that everyone who comes into Perry Common Community Hall and Sycamore Court enters a safe environment. If you ask for tables to be set out for your event, or other equipment set up, it will be Cec who will do this for you.
Placement Youth Ambassador
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.
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.
Independent Living Co-Ordinator
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.
With all the properties we manage 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.
Flourishing Community Development Officer
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.
Homes & Property Officer
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.
Employment and Skills Officer
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.