A WELL-known and popular charity worker was found dead at her home in Hailsham on New Year’s Eve.
Julie Bradford’s body was found inside the bungalow where she lived at Fern Green at around 11.25am by a family member.
Police and emergency services rushed to the scene but 45-year-old Julie was pronounced dead.
In recent years, Julie worked with her friend Janet Moon as the deputy manager for Crossroads Care based in Hailsham’s Market Square.
But before Christmas she and Janet left and set up their own business called Caring 4 All in Hailsham, which provides care for carers.
Tributes have been paid to the mother-of-two as enquiries continue into her death, which is not being treated as suspicious by police.
Janet said on Tuesday that Julie’s death had left her family and friends devastated.
“We worked together for 19 years,” said Janet. “She was bright, bubbly and beautiful, a very popular lady. She was very good at what she did.”
A spokesperson at Crossroads Care described Julie as a “very caring, humorous, supportive and genuine person” .
The spokesperson added, “Julie was someone who always had the best interest of the carers and those they care for at heart.”
A spokesperson for Sussex Police said the coroner’s officer is continuing her enquiries.
An inquest has been opened and adjourned.