Judy changed her life when she was 50, left the business world and volunteered at Sue Ryder hospice for nearly two years.
Judy passed an Open University Course in Death, Dying and Bereavement and then became a carer/companion to a lady with dementia. After this she was the Registered Manager of a Domiciliary Care Agency in Hampshire achieving her NVQ4 in Care Management.
She became a full time trainer with Age UK and a dementia specialist training organisation, as well as delivering training through ELM. She has been working part time for the Alzheimer's Society for 9 years.
Judy has been a studio guest of BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex discussing the two books she co-authored, both of which have won awards, and she has an article on the Saga Website as well as Dying Matters on ‘Coping with Grief‘.
Judy is passionate about caring for people during their end of life journey and empathising with those left behind, and her training and writings reflect this ethos. She not only trains people to achieve the highest level of non medical care, but also empowers carers, helping take the fear out of end of life. She is able to show them how love comes down to three very simple ingredients of care that they can all achieve.
Judy is an accredited Bereavement Counsellor with Cruse the National Bereavement Charity and Chaired a conference for Cruse at Sussex University, she was a volunteer and trainer for Samaritans and a volunteer/team leader with Samaritans at Crisis for Christmas.