About us Our team Our Trustees Lauren Bowes Lauren is a senior strategist within the Home Office where she is responsible for supporting Ministers to develop and deliver the Department’s strategy. Prior to joining the Home Office, she worked at the Cabinet Office supporting on the Government’s highest priority economic and domestic policy commitments. During this time, she was part of the team that lead and delivered the Government’s first strategy on loneliness. She joined the Civil Service as a social researcher at the Ministry of Justice working at the Sentencing Council. Before joining government, Lauren worked as a researcher within media, publishing and market research companies. Lauren joined Hestia in March 2020 and is a member of our Approved Premises subcommittee.