Judith Thompson

Judith has been part of the Network since it very first began in 2010. She came from Sunderland Local Authority having worked her entire career trying to improve the lives of people with learning disability. Judith manages the Network providing leadership and forward thinking, solution focused, pragmatic initiatives across a huge breadth of projects that make up the Network’s work plan. A particular highlight achievement was working with Kirsty to establish The Opportunity Café Community Interest Company that employed 10 people with learning disability.

She feels very humble and honoured to work alongside some brilliant and inspiring leaders including experts with lived experience, family carers and professionals from across a wide range of organisations including the community and voluntary sector.

Outside of work Judith is a huge fan of musical theatre and all things Strictly! She enjoys tap dancing and heading to the coast with her family and dog!