Julia started working for Social Finance and took on the role of IPS Grow Lead for London in March 2019.
Her journey with Individual Placement and Support services began in 2005 as an Employment Specialist for the pioneering South West London and St George’s Trust.
Julia was based in Kingston Community Mental Health Team for five years and for a further five years in Balance Social Enterprise also supporting clients referred through primary care services.
Subsequently, she took on a strategic senior leadership role with the DWP as their Lead Community Partner for Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex, managing a team of 5 Community Partners across the district to support the DWP’s culture shift towards working in a more person-centred way with customers across the disability spectrum.
Julia is thrilled to be a part of the largest expansion of IPS services internationally and her hope is to see employment become a fully integral recovery goal for all MH services with IPS being delivered passionately and to consistently high standards across the London region.