In this Business Brunch, our guests interview Baroness Judith Jolly and discuss in detail what it’s like to be in the House Of Lords and how it has adapted to working virtually.
Baroness Judith Jolly is a Liberal Democrat life peer, she was raised to the peerage in 2010 and was introduced to the House of Lords in January 2011, and has been a member for over 10 years. Her maiden speech was made within a week on health issues and she immediately became involved in briefings on the Health and Social Care Bill. If there’s anyone to help you understand how the House Of Lord’s work then Baroness Judith Jolly will most certainly be able to help you.
Paul Morgan who works for Naomi House & Jacksplace joined in on the brunch to interview Judith alongside Jo Faulkner – Harvey. Naomi House & Jacksplace Hospice provides expert hospice care for more than 525 life-limited and life-threatened children, young adults, and their extended families.
Jo Faulkner – Harvey works for Homeless Oxfordshire. Their mission is to provide short-term accommodation with access to high-quality support and initiatives that enable people to have a safe space, in which they can begin to take control of their own lives and recover from homelessness.
Very few of us will ever get the chance to venture into the House Of Lords but Jo Faulkner-Harvey and Paul Morgan have been fortunate to enjoy that privilege. Jo mentioned that it was ‘like a maze with lots of corridors and doors’. Jo also said that her initial reaction when visiting the House Of Lords was that it very much resembled ‘the changing rooms of a boys public school’ and that in order to know where to go you would need a map!
Want to find out more about what being a part of the House Of Lords is like? Then click the link below to watch the full Business Brunch