Lynne Barton is by profession a qualified teacher and has worked extensively in the public sector in Education, Health and more latterly an integrated multi‐agency service.
She has worked in the Voluntary Sector, with the playgroup movement whilst her three children were small, and in later years in a Director capacity with a National Charity supporting disabled children, young people and their families.
In her role as a Service Development Manager for Warwickshire County Council she led on Aiming High for Disabled Children: Short Breaks, all Commissioned services and was responsible for the engagement of families in the development of service provision. She gained promotion and became the Assistant Head of the Integrated Disability Service in Warwickshire, a jointly funded post with the NHS, with responsibility for 240 staff and a budget of 8 million, her innovative ideas brought together services for disabled children across Education, Health, Social Care and Connexions.
In a voluntary capacity she is currently the Chair of Cruse Bereavement Care: Coventry and Warwickshire. She sits on the local Doctors Surgery Patient Participation Group and is the Parochial Church Council secretary.
It was Lynne and her drive and expertise that created Entrust Care Partnership, a not for profit Community Interest Company, whose vision is:
To meet the needs of disabled children, young persons, adults and their families and carers through the provision of short break activities, care, support, training, advice and brokerage tailoring services which are bespoke to the individual.
Entrust continues to grow as Lynne’s passion attracts resources and, just as importantly, people who share her commitment to supporting vulnerable children, young people and adults to play a full and purposeful role in their communities.