Angeline began her second career over 15 years ago as a volunteer for SOVA London Link in HMP Belmarsh in South East London. She very quickly started to make a name for herself and was asked to become a one-year mentor case study for a Home Office pilot which later went on to become the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme (ISSP). This led to Angeline taking the lead role in a new project working with female offenders with mental health needs, both in community and prison based settings across London and consequently won her first award from the Charity Awards.
Angeline has since gone on to win a Butler Trust Award for "Outstanding practice in the management and care of female offenders” for her work around resettlement of female offenders at Europe’s largest female prison, and more recently a Howard League community award for a women’s community project based in Berkshire. As a specialist female practitioner Angeline has been part of a Home Office steering group to support offenders to open bank accounts. She has sat on Ministry of Justice offender pathway boards for the South East of England for Housing, Finance Benefit and Debt for offenders and has spoken at conferences across the UK and Europe. In 2015 she was invited to Sydney, Australia to advise the New South Wales Australia justice system around better ways of working with and engaging female offenders.
At 16 Angeline moved to London to join the world famous Italia Conti School of Performing Arts in London. She is a success story of the Social Services care system as she herself spent 21 years as a ward of court and under local authority foster care. This did not stop her from having a successful show business career spanning more than 15 years. Starting at the age of 6 years old, her achievements as a dancer, singer, actress and plus Size model, has seen her perform on stage, TV, radio and even at Glastonbury.
With over 50 years' experience of working with children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds Eva brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Browns Community Services. She worked for Nottinghamshire children’s services as a foster carer for 30 years' fostering over 100 children, and is still a registered childminder working with children from 0 – 11 years.
Sobia has worked in the homelessness and criminal justice sectors across Berkshire for over ten years. She was the Female Project Coordinator for the Prison Care Trust (PACT) in the Thames Valley, supporting female offenders in the community, and a Senior Support Worker for Alana House in Reading for three years. Most recently, she worked on a national project for Refuge, before coming to work at Browns Community Services.
Vanessa worked as Youth Offending Team Worker for Hounslow council, and worked in approved schools across London and Surrey before moving to Browns Community Services.
A qualified social worker, Renee worked for the Prince’s Trust supporting young people with employment, education and training before moving to Browns Community Services.
Samantha spent over 10 years's working with young people in supported independent living, and brings years of knowledge of working with people with learning difficulties to Browns Community Services. She has a BA in Health Social and Community Studies from Winchester University.