Type of Fellowship: Specialist
Year of Fellowship: 2013
With over 15 years of experience in the health, social care and housing field Judith has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the non-profit sector.
She has progressed steadily in her career from volunteering in a homeless hostel; working with adults with learning disabilities to increase and maintain their independent living skills; carrying out Rough Sleepers Outreach services; managing Youth Services through growth and change; developing personalisation and individual budget services; leading Inclusion services across the Midlands; and implementing a new system and way of working across all care and support services provided by Midland Heart, training over 900 staff and meeting the needs of commissioners and contractual requirements.
Judith has also worked for International Development organisations gathering data for scientific research, evaluating programmes, writing funding bids and developing a global HR strategy.
Currently Judith is self employed having decided to set up on her own focusing on staff development, strategic planning and project management in third sector organisations. This focus allows organisations to become stronger from within which in turn develops their successes externally.
Judith is also in the early stages of setting up a social enterprise called 'Grab a Grandparent' having recently won Millennium Care award funding from UnLtd. Grab a Grandparent seeks to reduce social isolation and loneliness in older people by connecting them with individuals and families in a lasting and meaningful way.'
Read Judith's Fellowship research, I Have a Name: Understanding the root causes of homelessness through storytelling.
Current principal role: Area Director
Current principal organisation: Thames Reach
Research: I Have a Name: Understanding the root causes of homelessness through storytelling
Research topics: Housing; Values;
Secondment host: Concern Universal