How we operate

Plymouth Charity Trust prioritises the safety, wellbeing, and protection of each of our residents without judgement.

Our team has a genuine commitment to the welfare of every person, and together we form a stable support network that provides the essential assistance needed in difficult times.

Trustee body

We are run by a Trustee body, a team of dedicated volunteers who support the key members of staff who manage the daily running of the charity.

Our Trustees are unpaid volunteers who give up as much free time as needed to help manage the Trust. They have a wealth of professional skills including Project Management, Legal, Financial Management, Health and Safety, Engineering and Property Maintenance.

Our Manager and Admin Assistant are both highly skilled professionals who have grown with the charity and taken a range of professional courses to enable them to meet the requirements of a modern day charity. Along with the Warden, they actively build key relationships and are a friendly, familiar face to our residents.

Our team

Samantha Easton

Trust Manager

Benita Merrin

Trust Administrator

David Easton

Trust Warden

Stephen Hole


Trust Chairman.

Paul Northmore

Dip PFS. Cert CII (MP). Managing Director Manning & Co

Trust Vice Chairman & Treasurer.

Thomas Roden

BA(Hons). BSc. CMIOSH. Head of Submarine Transformation.


Ronald Brown



James Lewis

LLB. Solicitor.


Andrew Lugger

LL.M. M.Phil(Law). Solicitor. Consultant

Honorary Trustee.

David Marks


Jack Lewis

MSc, BSc (Hons). Client Services Lead Coordinator.


Toby Gourlay

MA. BSC (Hons). Programme Lead

Voluntary Trustee

About Us

Providing safe and happy living in the heart of Plymouth.

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Our Story

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