Empowering Community Voices in North Birmingham

May 23, 2024

At Witton Lodge Community Association, we’re dedicated to amplifying the voices of residents across North Birmingham, to play an important role in shaping the services that impact their lives.

Through a new Community Voice Forum, we are excited to facilitate a cohort of passionate, motivated individuals to be involved in decision-making processes, directly influencing the creation and delivery of support services across Erdington and Sutton Coldfield.

To kickstart this new initiative, we recently welcomed over 40 local residents from across our community to hear about our goal to develop sustainable, resident-driven forums.

Community Infrastructure Facilitator, Steve Sharma said “We had a fantastic turnout at the launch of The Community Voice Forum at Perry Common Community Hall. Being community-led is at the heart of everything we do at WLCA, and we are delighted to connect with local residents and share our plans for the Community Voice initiative.

“We’re so encouraged by the positive response we received at the event and want to thank everyone that joined us on the day. Community Voice has the potential to make a significant impact in our communities, and seeing residents come together to use their voice and take control is incredibly inspiring. We’re very excited for the future of this much-needed initiative.”

Together, we want to connect with those who are passionate about their community and eager to help shape services and support across our six key themes:

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Volunteering

The Community Voice Forum welcomes people of all ages, ethnicities, and abilities from across North Birmingham to share their lived experiences and discuss the issues affecting them. By doing this, we can gather tangible evidence of the issues facing our communities and identify the support needed to address them.

If you want to be part of the decision-making process for your community, this is YOUR chance to collaborate with and influence decision-makers and make your voice heard. Join The Community Voice Forum today by contacting Steve Sharma our Community Infrastructure Facilitator on 0121 382 1930 or email steve.sharma@wittonlodge.org.uk