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Judith Brown

Judith Brown was Chair of BOPF for over a decade before becoming Ambassador in 2019.

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 tumor, she has particular concern for the needs of carers. Judith was a State Registered Nurse in 1961, when she got married.  Now married for 58 years, 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.  She can be heard on Ujima Radio taking turns to present the “Babbers” Show, for older people, every Monday from 12-2pm