Our People

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LDCSA’s committed team of Trustees, Patrons and staff, provide a high degree of experience and expertise in all areas of the charity’s work.

Trustees

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Martin Poffley

Martin is currently the LDCSA Treasurer and when not being regularly called upon by the charity, also works in payroll services for GP Practices. He volunteers his expertise with a number of other local charities including New Brighton Rugby Club.

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Mr Paul Holt

Paul is the current LDCSA Board Chair. He had a successful career in the Probation Service and now sits on the National Approved Premises Association committee, as well as using his considerable experience to support the work of Adelaide House.

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Mr Andrew Holmes

Andrew is currently the Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor for the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool. Prior to this, Andy had a career in the police service and also spent a number of years in Australia working as a Health and Safety Advisor. Andy is the Safeguarding Lead for the Board.

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Trustee Vacancy

Could this be you?

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Mrs Sarah Beresford

Sarah has a background in education and now undertakes consultancy work around criminal justice issues, mostly within the Prison Reform Trust’s Transforming Lives programme. Sarah is passionate about ensuring young people affected by parental imprisonment get the support they need and volunteers for a number of related regional charities including Time Matters UK, a Liverpool based support group for children with a family member in prison.

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Mrs Daphne Amlôt MBE

Daphne has a background in Primary Education. For over thirty years, she has undertaken voluntary charity work including for Service families and most recently for those going through the civil and family courts. For services to volunteering, Daphne was awarded an MBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list.

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Revd Canon Dr Ellen Loudon

Revd Canon Dr Ellen Loudon is the Director of Social Justice for the Diocese of Liverpool and Canon Chancellor at Liverpool Cathedral. She is involved with a number of other Diocesan linked charities including Micah Liverpool and Together Liverpool, as well the Independent Chair of VS6 and Advisor for VCFSE sector to the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor. 

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Trustee Vacancy

Could this be you?

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Revd Mike Coates

Revd Mike Coates is the vicar at All Saints Liverpool, an inner city parish which includes Adelaide House. Prior to this, Mike worked in the police service. He now leads on eco issues for the charity and helps to connect the Adelaide House Chaplain’s work into the wider parish.

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Mr Colin Franklin

Colin currently works as a Quality Consultant and as a Tutor/Assessor for Prison Fellowship Restorative Justice Courses, following a career as a furniture maker and lecturer. Colin is Chair of the charity’s Fabric Committee and has over 30 years’ experience as a Trustee for various Christian charities.

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Trustee Vacancy

Could this be you?

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Mrs Daphne Amlôt MBE

Daphne has a background in Primary Education. For over thirty years, she has undertaken voluntary charity work including for Service families and most recently for those going through the civil and family courts. For services to volunteering, Daphne was awarded an MBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list.

“I feel that the trustees are genuinely interested in the work of Adelaide, the residents and the staff, which creates a positive working environment.”

- Staff Member, Adelaide House

Our Trustees share a passion to see lives transformed. They have the ultimate responsibility for running the charity and work closely with the charity's staff and key partners to deliver projects that bring hope to those impacted by the Criminal Justice System. Our Trustees bring a range of skills and experience, as well as energy, to the work of the Trustee Board. They direct the strategic future of the charity and ensure the most effective care and use of the charity's resources. LDCSA Trustees are drawn from across Merseyside including a number from the Church of England Diocese of Liverpool. 

We believe that you don't have to be a hero or famous to bring hope to others - trusteeship is one way to make a difference. If you would like to find out about being an LDCSA Trustee, request a Trustee Application Pack or contact the Chair of the Board, get in touch today. 

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Our Patron

The Right Reverend Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool

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Our Episcopal Visitor

The Right Reverend

Beverley A Mason, MA

Bishop of Warrington

"At LDCSA it is really inspiring to see the fruit of positive engagement, possibility and a genuine interest in others and changing narratives.  The results are community, kindness, creativity, possibility and transformation, I simply love this and I'm deeply grateful to those who desire and work for making a bigger difference in the lives of others, and for the brave women who dare to dream things can be different."

                                                                            - Bishop Bev, Adelaide House Episcopal Visitor

Senior Staff

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Julie Kelly

Deputy Operations Officer,

Adelaide House

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Nanci Metherell

Chief Operations Officer,

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Clare Blackburn

Governance and Development

Manager, LDCSA

In addition to our senior staff, LDCSA employs around 15 staff based at Adelaide House. The staff team is augmented by sessional support workers, catering and cleaning staff provided under contract, and social care placement students. LDCSA also employs a Chaplain, based at Adelaide House, who provides opportunities for residents to explore questions of faith and connect with local faith communities, including Liverpool Cathedral. 

Interested in joining us?

Find out more about becoming a Trustee, working, or partnering with us.