Meet the Team – Claire Pipkin
Registered Manager Claire Pipkin joined Green Light in October 2014 from ‘Poppins‘ Cornwall Council’s short break service for children with autism and learning disabilities. Claire led a number of transition for individuals joining Green Light and worked alongside a number of Green Light’s management team. She now leads the Thornbury team who support two individuals with autism in the Redruth area.
Q: Where are you from and where do you live now?
A: Born in Cornwall and don’t plan on leaving!
Q: How did you hear about Green Light ?
A: From working with children transitioning into Green Light
Q: Why did you decide to work for Green Light ?
A: Their ethos and values resonated with me.
Q: What is your previous experience of autism or learning disabilities?
A: I have supported adults and children with autism, learning disabilities and challenging behaviour since 2011.
Q: Do you have any special skills/hobbies or interests?
A: I’m the Uno Champion of Thornbury 2020
Q: When not working what are you most likely to be doing?
A: Spending time with my daughter, reading, exploring somewhere new or cycling.
Q: What do you have on your bucket list?
Q: Who is your hero or heroine & why?
A: She would kill me for saying it, but my mum. She has a deep internal strength that gets her through everything.
Q: What three words sum up your personality?
A: Determined, funny and intuitive