Social services directors of three of the 11 three-star social
services departments were rewarded in the New Year’s Honours
The list was dominated by public sector employees and voluntary and
community workers. People working in health and social services
made up 10 per cent of the total.
OBEs went to Cornwall director of social services Nigel Druce,
Leicestershire director of social services Tony Harrop and Bexley
deputy chief executive and director of social and community
services Nick Johnson.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council managing director Geoff Alltimes,
who used to be director of social services there and is a former
secretary of the Association of Directors of Social Services, was
awarded a CBE.
Foyer Federation chief executive Carolyn Hayman and chief executive
of the National Youth Agency Tom Wylie were both made OBEs. Dundee
Council senior social worker Anne Partington and Help the Aged head
of policy Tessa Harding received MBEs.
Gillian Stewart, head of the Scottish executive’s children and
young people’s group, was made a Companion of the Order of the
Bath, while Nigel Crisp, chief executive of the Department of
Health and the NHS, was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the
Officers of the Order of the British Empire
Judith Barker, adviser, London Drug Prevention Advisory
Graham Benfield, chief executive, Wales Council for Voluntary
Leonard Boulton, operations director, Remploy, for services to the
employment of disabled people.
Stella Burnside, chief executive, Altnagelvin Hospital Health and
Social Services Trust.
Peter Cloke, head, children and young people’s team, Government
Office for the South West.
Fiona Dawe, chief executive, YouthNet UK.
Nigel Druce, director, social services, Cornwall Council.
James Dyer, medical commissioner and director of Mental Welfare
Commission for Scotland.
William Garland, deputy executive director, Community Service
Carys Graham, consultant community paediatrician, North
Ronald Harker, chief executive, National Association of Citizens
Tony Harrop, director, social services, Leicestershire
Carolyn Hayman, chief executive, Foyer Federation.
Sonia Jackson, emeritus professor, social sciences, University of
Nick Johnson, deputy chief executive and director, social and
community services, Bexley, London.
Hansa Patel-Kanwal, for services to ethnic minority
Doreen Lawrence, co-founder, Stephen Lawrence Charitable
Neville Lawrence, co-founder, Stephen Lawrence Charitable
Richard Lucas, for services to the Disability Living Allowance
Christopher O’Brien, for services to further education for disabled
people in Nottingham.
Dilys Price, for services to people in Wales with special
James Roberts, for services to people with drug problems in
John Rowlands, inspector, Social Services Inspectorate.
Dorothy Salmon, for services to the rehabilitation of
Mark Sharman, director Help and Care, Bournemouth.
Hari Shukla MBE, for services to race relations in the North
Judith Walmsley, police officer, for services to the homeless in
Jonathan Wilkes, chief executive, West Kent NHS and Social Care
Susan Winfield, for services to the Probation Service.
Tom Wylie, chief executive, National Youth Agency.
Members of the Order of the British Empire
Jill Aylott, director, Disability Initiative in Camberley,
Nicholas Barber, for services to the Children’s Hearing System,
Edwin Buddle, manager, Croslink, for services to disabled people in
Theresa Burke, for services to social housing in Notting Hill,
Om Chopra, director, Ethnic Minority Enterprise Centre,
Josephine Davies, founder, Green Island Holiday Trust for Disabled
and Disadvantaged People in Poole.
Sue Dawkins, for services to carers in Portsmouth.
Beryl Dixon, chairperson, Bath and North East Somerset Racial
Martin Dodgson, for services to deaf and blind people in
Maureen Fairbank, for services to special needs education in
Raphael Gasson, chairperson, Disabled Motorists Caring Association,
Isle of Wight.
Judith Gibbons, for services to the education of disabled children
Rupert Gillard, for services to blind and partially sighted people
David Graham, chairperson, Age Concern Sunderland.
Tessa Harding, head of policy, Help the Aged.
Mel Hatto, organiser, Stapleford Volunteer Bureau.
Donald Hayes, for services to New Deal in Nottingham.
Helen Hesler, chairperson, Easington District Association for the
Ronnie Hobley, chairperson, Glasgow Council Credit Union.
Peter Hodskinson, for services to people in need in Stockport,
Jean Horner, for services to foster care in Leicester.
Christine Jackson, for partnership working with the voluntary
sector in Suffolk.
Dinesh Joshi, chairperson, Edinburgh Lothian Racial Equality
Christos Kavallares, chairperson, Haringey Race Equality
Anne Kennedy, for services to homeless people in Glasgow.
Patricia Kirbyshaw, for services to the National Association for
Special Educational Needs.
Margaret McInnes, for services to unemployed people in
Manzoor Moghal, for services to racial equality in Leicester.
Gwenneth Morgan, for services to home care in Herefordshire.
Anne Partington, senior social worker, Dundee Council.
Evelyn Piska, chairperson, Compass, for services to families and
carers of the mentally ill in Portsmouth.
Melba Pitt, for services to disabled young people in
Jennifer Poyner, for services to the Disability Access
Ronald Purbrick, for services to foster care in Lambeth,
Sheila Purbrick, for services to foster care in Lambeth,
Saverimuthu Stanislaus, president, South London Tamil Welfare
Group, for services to asylum seekers and refugees.
Michael Stroud, chief executive, York Council for Voluntary
Ishwar Tailor, for service to race relations in Preston.
Richard Tickell, for services to family mediation in
Martin Tomlinson, senior manager, West Sussex County Youth
Robert Travers, senior policy development manager, Department of
Ian Vaughan, for voluntary services to homeless people in
Ulric Walcott, for services to racial equality in Bristol.
Annette Walker, managing director, Opportunity Links, for service
to child care.
Gerard Walters, manager, West Oxfordshire Training Services, for
services to social exclusion.
Gloria Watts, for services to people with cerebral palsy and their
carers in Swansea.
Michael Will, chairperson, Aberdeen YMCA.
Trevor Wood, for services to Sport for the Disabled in Greater
Fadima Zubairu, careers adviser, Connexions, Manchester.
Commanders of the Order of the British
Geoff Alltimes, managing director (former director, social
services) Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
Thomas Davies, chairperson, Wales Youth Agency.
Clive Fairweather OBE, lately HM chief inspector of prisons for
Stephen Goode, chief probation officer, Derbyshire.
Victoria Stark, chief executive, Look Ahead Housing and Care, for
services to homeless people in London.
Lady Tumim OBE, chairperson, Foyer Federation.