Our Mission Statement
to enrich the lives of older people and others in need through the range of services we offer
To make a positive difference, adding value to people’s lives by offering services to promote wellbeing and independence.
Everyone Counts – Caring – Promote Wellbeing – Work in partnership – Innovative
Meet The Team
Age Concern Birmingham is only able to provide the comprehensive range of services it offers in the community thanks to the dedication and skill of our staff.
From our volunteers to senior managers we are all dedicated to ensuring we improve the quality of life for older people across Birmingham. Below are some of our team that is responsible for the delivery of Age Concern Birmingham’s services.
I joined Age Concern Birmingham in March 2014 as Director of Operations and Development, having previously worked with Birmingham Mind for 15 years. Since joining the organisation I have lead on the development of existing and new services in both Age Concern Birmingham and Jubilee Citizens UK.
Head of Finance
I joined Age Concern Birmingham in November 2020 and I am responsible for looking after the finances of both Age Concern Birmingham and Jubilee Citizens UK. I have extensive experience in the Not For Profit and Education sectors and look forward to bringing that knowledge to Age Concern Birmingham.
I have vast experience working within the voluntary sector facilitating and managing a wide and varied range of projects. I joined Age Concern Birmingham in October 2018 as Operations Manager.
I joined the charity in 2015 and manage a number of services including the Communitea Café, charity shop, trusted tradesperson, Community Handyperson service and the commercial products. I always wanted to work for a charity as I thought it would be hard work but very rewarding, I was right, but the sense of satisfaction you get from helping people makes all the hard work worth it. I feel very lucky to have such a varied role and am very proud to work for Age Concern Birmingham.
Volunteer and Befriending Co-ordinator
I have worked for Age Concern Birmingham since sept last year. It is my first job in over 10 years, where I have spent that time raising my 2 children. My previous position was Principal Officer for NCC and I have over 25 years’ experience of managing services in the health and social care sector.
Manager, Sutton Coldfield Neighbourhood Network Scheme
I previously trained as a general nurse and later qualified as a Community and Youth worker. My career has been spent working for disability organisations in Birmingham. I started working at ACB in September 2018 and I love being part of the team.
Commercial Services Manager
I joined Age Concern Birmingham at the beginning of 2023 to manage a number of our services, including our Communitea Cafes, Charity Shop and Community Centres. I have extensive experience of the third sector, having worked and volunteered for a range of other charities, social enterprises and community owned businesses in the past
Board of Trustees
Peter Kevern – Chair
Peter is Professor of Values in Health and Social Care Staffordshire University. The main focus of his research is on the role of voluntary agencies in delivering social care, and he is currently collaborating on a number of projects in the UK, Europe and Brazil. His other university activities include a role as Head of the Graduate School, and serving as the coordinator of NHS research ethics applications. He brings to the Board of Trustees a broad overview of the policy context for adult social care in the UK and insights into service delivery in a range of contexts
Michael has completed a level 7 diploma in strategic leadership and management from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and become a Chartered Manager. He was previously employed as a middle management officer with the Ambulance Service and NHS 111 Clinical Support Manager, with extensive experience in stakeholder involvement and project management/budgetary control.
Safina is an experienced qualified social worker with a masters in Public health and a masters in business administration. She has worked in substantial experience of strategic roles in both NHS and LA managing operational and clinical services. She has experience at a regional level working across the West Midlands for ADASS as the carers lead publishing guidance on the Care Act as well as a Carers employer Pledge. She is currently working as an Interim Strategic Commissioner as well as undertaking some research with the London School of Economics on unmet needs.
Combined degree in Theology. Doctor of Philosophy and is currently the Director of AmbaCare Solutions CIC linking health and social care, housing and regeneration and is the founder of Dementia Diversity Xchange Network. He is a highly skilled professional, with extensive senior management experience within the statutory, public and voluntary sectors. As CEO of a Housing Group and an Urban Development Organisation. Developed general and special needs housing and social care schemes across the West Midlands. For the past 14 years, Jay has worked in the NHS across both the Acute and Primary Care settings
Rose brings many years of legal and managerial experience after a career as an in-house lawyer in financial services. She has previously been a trustee for BCOP , a Birmingham-based charity providing nursing care and housing to older people. She is currently an Independent Visitor for Birmingham Children’s Trust.