Witton Lodge Community Association

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


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.


Joann Reynolds

Independent Living Co-ordinator (Sycamore Court)




Debbie Bates

Health & Wellbeing Development Manager


Debbie co-ordinates, manages and delivers activity around the Erdington Neighbourhood Network Scheme. She also supports the implementation and delivery of services which aid residents physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Fauzia Begum

Wellbeing Officer


Fauzia brings many years of expertise and experience to Witton Lodge, supporting the local community in matters of health and wellbeing. Her particular strengths include one-to-one counselling and mentoring.


Kay Blundell

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.


Peter Meachem

Human Resources Officer


Peter has worked as a Training & Development Manager and HR Manager across companies within both the private and public sectors, including Blue Arrow, Sainsburys, Coventry and Derby councils, DWP. In his role, Peter advises on policies and procedures which best protect the interests of both the organisation and employees.


Carol Grant

Homes & Property Officer


Carol has a wealth of experience working in the housing sector which is invaluable in her role with Witton Lodge, supporting our tenants in all aspects of their residency from collecting rent payments and organising repairs to advising on benefit claims and legal responsibilities.


Chantelle Holmes

Project Monitoring & Quality Officer


Chantelle works across the Flourishing Communities team to monitor all projects and contract performances; supporting colleagues to ensure all requirements are adhered to and service quality is maintained. On a daily basis this involves creating, maintaining and updating systems and processes, working with colleagues to collate and analyse information and submitting reports to funding bodies, internal colleagues and external stakeholders.


Timothy O’Regan

Employment Coach


Tim previously worked as a Manager in Supply Chain operations. He is now using his experience to help others achieve their employment goals. He believes that by helping individuals to remove their barriers to employment, they will develop enhanced self-esteem and satisfaction within their lives.

Jordanne Francis

Work and Wellbeing Officer


Jordanne has joined the team to bridge the gap between our Employment and Health and Wellbeing services. She is here to assess any individual needs and barriers which are stopping people who are long term unemployed from getting back into work.


Steven Breese

Finance Manager


Steve supports the strategic financial needs of the Association, especially in relation to achieving its business growth objectives and business plans. He also manages the operational aspects of the Association’s finance function.

As a fully qualified Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Steve has dedicated the last eight years of his career to supporting charities and community groups.


Monique James

Finance Officer


Monique supports the Finance team with exceptional daily management of all financial functions in the organisation, ensuring all invoices are paid, revenues are collected and records are kept up to date.


Krishna Chandegra

Project Development Officer


With knowledge in public health and experience of working on various health and wellbeing projects, Krishna’s role has a keen focus on utilising the whole systems approach to implement effective wellbeing strategies.


Marcia Lewis

Employment Coach


Marcia provides one-to-one support to help clients with training and employment opportunities to achieve their full potential. She also assists with preparing CV’s, the job search process and interview techniques and can access a wide range of employment and recruitment service support via external agencies and partners.

Kirstie Maxfield

Benefits & Wellbeing Adviser


Benefits & Wellbeing Adviser Kirstie provides assistance with predominantly, but not exclusively, any welfare benefit related enquires. This can range from assistance with form filling, general guidance and benefit calculations to initial appeals paperwork for tribunals. In addition, she is able to assist with general issues as they arise with the aim to improve the wellbeing of the client.



Daljinder Lall

Monitoring & Compliance Officer


Daljinder is our Monitoring and Compliance Officer for the Ignite Aspirations Team. Her role ensures that Witton Lodge Community Association remains compliant with ESF guidance so staff can continue to deliver an effective service to all clients.


Melissa Gayle

Employment Coach


Melissa provides one-to-one employment support, helping clients access training and opportunities to achieve their career goals. This support involves CV writing, job searching, application support, preparing for interviews and activities which build confidence.


Scott Baldwin

Health & Wellbeing Officer


Scott’s role at Witton Lodge is to support local people to adopt healthier lifestyles. This includes everything from healthy eating to gaining more exercise. Along with this, Scott also delivers stress and relaxation sessions, where people can take some time out, relax and find their inner zen.


Dawn Franks

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.


Iram Fardus

Business Development & Performance Manager


As our Business Development & Performance Manager Iram develops new partnerships and enterprises with existing and potential stakeholders.


Gareth Hopkins

Homes And Assets Development Manager


Gareth manages all of Witton Lodge Community Association’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.


Cecil Leachman

Building Supervisor

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.


Dellano Lewis

Engagement and Employment Support Worker


Dellano works in our Employment & Skills team. His role is to help people with their employment needs, supporting them to access services, giving advice and support to find work and further training.


Paul Tse

Flourishing Community Development Co-ordinator


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 works to co-ordinate a wide range of community projects across Witton Lodge.


Michael Lamb

Homes & Assets Administrator


Michael supports the housing team on anything from rent collection, to reporting repairs and maintaining our homes. If you contact us about a repair or housing issue, Michael will be happy to help.


Steve Sharma

Communications Officer


Former journalist and newspaper Editor Steve co-ordinates and manages all external and internal communications for Witton Lodge, ensuring that tenants, residents, the local community, partners, stakeholders and staff remain informed on all association activities, projects and events. He also manages our social media platforms and, working with the print and broadcast media, keeps the general public and wider community updated on the latest WLCA news and developments.

Hyacinth Smith

Welcome Officer/Administrator


Hyacinth provides efficient front-of-house services at Sycamore Court during office hours (9am to 5pm) Monday to Friday, responding to tenant and resident queries and providing advice and guidance for people to access support services. She also carries out daily wellbeing checks and assists with activities that enhance residents’ quality of life.

In her administration duties Hyacinth deals with contractors, suppliers and stakeholders who deliver services at Sycamore Court.


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