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Welcome to Birmingham

Office Contacts
Title Name
Independent Living Adviser Rasila Patel
Independent Living Adviser Marcia Reid
Independent Living Adviser Louise Beck
Independent Living Adviser Nazrin Uddin
Independent Living Adviser Nikki Farrell
Finance Officer (Managed Accounts) Sanjayita Mehta
Clerical Officer Susan Bliss
Independent Living Adviser (Appointeeships) Judy Cooper
Independent Living Adviser (Appointeeships) Maria Prust
Finance Officer (Appointeeships) Winfred Ngahyoma
Clerical Officer (Appointeeships) Masuma Begum

For Birmingham Council's information document on the current Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic including where to obtain protective personal equipment (PPE) as, please go to the bottom of this page and click on the download button.

Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group has produced a flowchart about obtaining PPE. Please download the information from the bottom of this page.

Birmingham Council have produced a guide for carers. It can be found by clicking on this link https://forwardcarers.org.uk/coronavirus-advice-for-carers/

Birmingham City Council has written a letter to personal assistants with information on coronavirus testing in the city and how to apply for a test.  Please download the letter at the bottom of this page.

Services in Birmingham

If you have been referred for a direct payment for the first time, your social worker will arrange for your direct payment package to be set up and established in a way that is appropriate depending on whether you choose to use personal assistants from a care agency or you are going to employ your own personal assistant(s).

Once your direct payment package is established, there are a number of additional services that you may choose to purchase to make managing your direct payment even easier.

There is a cost associated with each service; we will help you to work out how you can use your direct payment to fund the service(s) you require.

Better Lives Alliance

The Better Lives Alliance is a new, young, and energetic alliance of Personal Assistants (PAs) , Individual Employees and others interested in the role of Personal Assistant. This group wants to give PAs a chance to join together, share experiences and ideas to make lives better for them and the people they support.  It is a new group, so if you are a PA or thinking about becoming a PA, why not join in and help create something new and worthwhile?  For more information, please download the flyer at the bottom of this page, email bla@communitynavigatorservices.org or visit their Facebook page Better Lives Alliance https://www.facebook.com/groups/501999287075766/ 

Useful Links in Birmingham

Please find below links to other websites that you may find useful.

Find It In Birmingham - www.finditinbirmingham.com/

The Silver Line (helpline for older people) - www.thesilverline.org.uk - 0800 4 70 80 90

Accessibility at Birmingham Airport - www.birmingham-airport-guide.co.uk/disabled-facilities.html 


Letter to PAs about Coronavirus testing in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has written to all personal assistants with information about Coronavirus testing and what to do if you need a test.

PPE Flowchart for Birmingham and Solihull CCG Clients

This flowchart shows the steps to be taken to obtain PPE for Birmingham and Solihull CCG personal health budget holders.

Better Lives Alliance Flyer

This flyer gives more information about the new group for personal assistants - the Better Lives Alliance.

Coronavirus Information from Birmingham City Council

This information document is from Birmingham Council about what they are doing in response to the Coronavirus crisis and how they will be supporting personal health budget/direct payment users

Contact Us

Penderels Trust

Room F20, Fairgate House
205 Kings Road
B11 2AA

  0121 707 1817

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