At 18 years old upon completion of a foundation course in Care at the Northampton College for Further Education, Julia worked as a House Parent for the Rudolf Steiner home for "Mal-adjusted" children for two years and thereafter as a nanny for two children in London. She also worked as a Physiotherapy assistant at the Kettering General Hospital for 5 years, working with amputees, stroke victims and recovering orthopaedic patients.
In 1994 after working in various residential care homes for 12 years, holding different posts from care assistant to Manager, Julia Hamilton (Homes Manager, Agape Homes) decided to open a residential home for adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems with the focus on individualised care, progressive development and self growth within a family setting.
Julia is the Homes Manager responsible for all aspects of client care.
Julia has been a registered foster parent and have fostered children of varied ages and problems. She also has done peripatetic work in children's homes and provided learning support in schools.
Julia is a holistic therapist and a stess management consultant.
Julia is a one of the directors of a charity that supports and empowers community groups and is actively involved in the church (United Reformed Church) and have been a youth leader, beaver leader and brownie leader and a parent representative on the executive committee of the scout group at various times.