Judith Brown, Chair of Bristol Ageing Better, BOPF Ambassador and Age UK Bristol Trustee
Judith Brown is Chair of Bristol Ageing Better, and currently working with other Ageing Better areas to produce resources for the U.K.
Part of the original team who applied for Big Lottery money to help lonely and isolated older people and successfully won 5.9. million pounds for the city, she remains Deputy Chair of Bristol Ageing Better. She is a longtime co-optee of Bristol City Council’s Scrutiny committee dealing with Health and social Care, now called “People”, and is currently a member of an NHS Patient Advisory Group and the NHS Fragility Board.
Having nursed her Mother-in-Law at home until her death from an inoperable brain tumour, she has particular concern for the needs of carers. Judith was a State Registered Nurse in 1961, when she got married. Married for 59 years Judith was widowed this April. She is a mother and grandmother. She has worked in radio, then Welfare Rights, worked as a Tribunal Officer representing people before the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, (having taken a year’s sabbatical) of which she was a member for 17 years.
Other voluntary work included election as a Parish and District Councillor. Judith became a Senior Training Officer in Social Services, then a Lecturer in Health and Social Care. The Babbers Show for older people, which Judith took turns to present on Ujima Radio, ran for 5 years, ending on August 31st this year, but the team hope to resurrect it in the future,
Judith has just become a Trustee of Age UK Bristol, and is looking forward to contributing to their work.