Office Staff

Here are the office staff that work for Life Path Trust:

Vaughn Blackburn  -  Payroll Assistant

Claire Duncombe  -  Human Resources Manager

Claire took the role of HR Manager in March 2014, it is a new role to Life Path Trust and she is eager to create a substantial HR system to mirror and aid the Life Path family’s corporate strategy.  Claire is a seasoned HR generalist with particular strengths in managing complex cases.  She is able to advise all levels of employee on all manner of employment related issues and is up to date with employment legislation. 

Being relatively new to the charity sector, Claire has worked in the private and not for profit sectors for medium to large enterprise’s and has experience of working with and supporting adults with learning disabilities.  She believes passionately in Life Path’s pioneering work in supported living.

Claire is fully CIPD qualified with a PG Dip in Management of Human Resources and has a BA (hons) Degree in English Literature.

Louise McAndrew - Finance Officer

Louise joined Life path in November 2013 as a Finance Officer. She is new to the charity sector but has experience in not for profit having worked for the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce for 15 years before joining Life Path. She is working towards her CIMA qualification.

Her main responsibilities include drawing down the funding payments from social services for the citizen support packages and producing the Management Accounts for Life Path Trust.

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Ann Smith  -  Service Auditor

Ann has worked within Social Care for over 27 years in various roles. She started as a Nursing Auxiliary in Wigan and progressed into managing a Day Service for Adults with Learning Disabilities. 

Ann joined Life Path Trust, working at Coventry Training Consortium in 2008, initially as a Marker and Mentor, before taking on the full time role as Service Auditor in 2009.

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Eileen Southgate  -  Human Resources Officer

Eileen joined LPT In October 2010 as the HR Officer, a new role in Life Path Trust. Previously, Eileen worked for British Telecommunication for 11 years and then worked as an Administrator for Entrust Care for 13 years. Entrust Care was also a Charity which supported people with learning disabilities, during that time Eileen attained a LCCIEB Level 3 NVQ in Administration.

Lola Adeyemi Assistant Finance Officer -


Ruth Fox - Administrative Assistant


Megan Vail - Administrative Assistant