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 is Chair of Bristol Ageing Better and Trustee of Age UK Bristol. She is a long-time 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. Judith was widowed in 2020 after 59 years of marriage, she is a mother and grandmother. She is proud of her granddaughter Kaja, who writes the Creative Climate Activist blog
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 was a founder member of the “Babbers” Show for older people and can be heard on Ujima Radio taking turns to present the Show.