Established in 2015, Browns Community Services has gone from strength to strength. We specialise in bespoke adult social care services, primarily delivered to service users based in the South East of England.

We pride ourselves on putting the needs of our service users first; providing a lifeline to people in crisis including families living in extreme poverty and people who are vulnerable, homeless, or socially isolated.

To date, we’ve worked with over 500 women, men, couples and families.

Through the delivery of our programmes, we strive to significantly reduce re-offending, tackle substance abuse, reduce domestic abuse, and improve mental health, well-being, and employability.
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Meet Angeline Gore, our Founder and CEO (Director)

Angeline has 25 years’ experience working with offenders and ex-offenders in both prison and community settings. Initially working as a volunteer for SOVA London Link in HMP Belmarsh (South East London), she was asked to become a one-year mentor case study for a Home Office pilot which would become the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme.

Angeline then took a lead role on a new project working with female offenders with mental health problems in both community and prison-based settings across London. As a result of her work, Angeline has had national recognition seeing her win:

  • Charity Award – Southside prison project.
  •  Butler Trust Award for Outstanding Practice in the Management and Care of Female Offenders (for her work on the resettlement of female offenders at Europe’s largest female prison).
  • Howard League Community Award for a women’s community project based in Berkshire.

Her experience working with female offenders led to Angeline being asked to participate in a Home Office Steering Group to support offenders to open bank accounts. She has also advised the New South Wales (Australia) justice system and sat on the Ministry of Justice Offender Pathway Board in South East England for Housing, Finance, Benefit and Debt and spoken at national and international conferences about how to work with female offenders.

Our Advisory Board

Our non-executive board draws from over 150 years of combined experience, spanning a range of sectors and roles. This ensures our team are well placed to offer the best advice and support to our clients.

Christine Dooley

Christine spent 35 years as one of the country’s leading family barristers. Beginning her career in the Criminal Courts she then transitioned to Family law. Christine has extensive experience in cases including domestic violence, international abduction of children, shared parenting of children after divorce, adoption and issues concerning children and their care given by Local Authorities.  Throughout her career she has worked with a wide range of clients, from high profile individuals to local authorities and more vulnerable members of society. Christine retired in 2015, she now spends her time between England and France.  She is a keen skier, rambler and cyclist, currently studying to become a fluent French speaker.

Tim Gbedemah OBE

Tim served for six years as a non-executive director at the Home Office and for two as a project management adviser to the Cabinet Office. A former partner and senior executive of Accenture plc, Tim has spent 25 years as an adviser and consultant to business managers and directors in the UK, the EU and the US. He has experience in multiple sectors of private industry and with departments and agencies in the UK public sector, including the Metropolitan Police, HMRC and the Department for Work and Pensions. Tim led the Public Policy Unit at Accenture, publishing research papers on various social and public affairs issues including tax-benefit integration and youth skills and employment prospects.

An enthusiastic cyclist and amateur historian, Tim received an OBE for services to government in 2008 and has been a Fellow of the RSA since the 1990s.

Elaine Walsh

Elaine has had a distinguished career in Quality Assurance where she has recently been involved in internal and inter-authority inspections. For over 30 years she has successfully recruited, managed and trained cross-cultural teams. She has also directed staff and organizational development across a wide spectrum of industries.

Her experience includes quality control, auditing, reviewing and implementing new processes and fostering cultural change.

Eva Brown

With over 50 years of working with children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, Eva brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Browns. Having worked for Nottinghamshire children’s services as a foster carer for 30 years, fostering over 100 children. She is a register childminder working with children from 0 – 11 years.

 

 

 

 

 

Each of our services is designed with the people we will be supporting at its heart.

We specialise in supporting clients who are reluctant to engage with support, many of whom have been labelled as difficult, if not impossible, to work with by other agencies.  

We consider how we can engage them and work to build trust, reducing any reluctance they may have to access support.

Our services include