Witton Lodge Community Association

Witton Lodge LogoWeb: www.wittonlodge.org.uk
Twitter: @wittonlodge
Phone: 0121 382 1930
Contact: Afzal Hussain
EMail: afzal.hussain@wittonlodge.org.uk
 Employablity project students outside Community Hall
About

Witton Lodge Community Association (WLCA) is a dynamic social enterprise and non registered social landlord. Established over 20 years ago, we own and manage 187 homes including a 40 apartment extra care scheme in North Birmingham.

In 2010, we piloted Birmingham’s first community asset transfer – Perry Common Community Hall – which today is a thriving community hub. Building on its firm asset base, the Association has developed its flourishing community programme and is successfully delivering a range of health, employment and environmental initiatives.

Against the backdrop of unprecedented change in the policy landscape and a constrained public funding environment, WLCA has forged strong relationships and developed new delivery models that are co-produced and that seek to prevent, rather than just respond to problems.EDA (Skills, Work and Enterprise Development Agency) was established in 1989 as a non-profit making organisation. Whilst SWEDA was originally set up to support Women’s Enterprise, over the years we have diversified our services and we now support lone parents, unemployed people, 50+ , BAME clients and young people as well as women.

Expertise
  • Community led housing – neighbourhood planning, development, housing management & sheltered support services
  • Employment, skills and enterprise – youth unemployment/NEETS
  • Health & wellbeing – independent living, older people’s services and social prescribing
  • Community capacity building/ infrastructure development & support.
Track record – Key achievements over the last three years
  • 2015 – Second asset transfer to develop Witton Lakes Environment Centre
  • 2015 – Partnership with Birmingham City Council to develop 20 new homes
  • 2014 – Successful Reaching Communities & Heritage Lottery Funding bids to deliver a range of Flourishing Community initiatives
  • 2014 – Destination Work contract to deliver employment support services to unemployed young people/NEETS
  • 2013 – Erdington Works Exemplar & facilitation of District working with Birmingham City Council.
Accreditation
  • Living Wage employer
  • PQASSO.