The founder and chief executive of the mental health charity Sane, Marjorie Wallace, has been awarded a CBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours list; the first list recommended by the Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
CBEs were also handed out to Graham Michael Badman, director of children’s services at Kent Council and Anthony Douglas, chief executive of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
In a speech in July, Brown said that most honours should be awarded to people who work in the community, in schools, hospitals or in the voluntary sector.
In total, 834 candidates were selected for an MBE or OBE, of which 78% were involved in charitable and voluntary work or doing extra-curricular activities.
To encourage more grassroots applicants, the government launched a campaign to raise awareness on how to nominate people for honours with this year’s list.
MBEs were awarded to Ann Head, a social worker and children’s guardian, and foster carers Susan and Barry Shearman, from Cumbria, and Anthony and Wendy Whitbourn, from York.
Hugh Pattrick, family court adviser (Cafcass), Wales, who was awarded an MBE, said: “I feel very humbled at receiving this recognition and very privileged at having been able to work with children over many years.”
The founder of Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors’ Centre, Judith Hassan, was awarded an OBE. She said: “I am thrilled to get the OBE – it is great honour to be given public recognition of my lifetime’s work with people who have suffered so severely. The OBE has been given to me personally for the work that I have done but it also reflects on the important role that Jewish Care has played in helping me to reach this stage.”
New Years Honours – United Kingdom
* Graham Michael Badman, director of children’s services, Kent Council. For services to local government.
* Anthony Gordon Douglas, chief executive, Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service. For services to family justice and adoption.
* Robert John Green, lately director, inspectorate reform, Ofsted, Department for Children, Schools and Families.
* Rachel Mary Rosalind Hurst, director, Disability Awareness in Action. For services to disabled people.
* Selwyn Dyson Image, founder, Emmaus Communities in UK. For services to homeless people.
* Ann Judith Lloyd, chief executive, NHS Wales.
* Professor Michael William John Noble, professor of social policy, University of Oxford. For services to social research on poverty and deprivation.
* Professor Jonathan Paul Shepherd, director, violence and society research group, Cardiff University. For services to healthcare, and to the criminal justice system.
* Marjorie Shiona Wallace, founder and chief executive, Sane. For services to mental
* Pauline Ann Adams, chair, Crossroads Wales. For services to carers.
* David Eric Barnardo, vice-president and lately chair, Barnardo’s. For services to social care for children.
* Michele Elliott, director and founder, Kidscape charity. For services to children.
* Judith Beryl Hassan. For services to holocaust survivors.
* Alexander (Sandy) Jamieson, lately chief executive, Includem. For services to the youth justice system in Scotland.
* Stephen Hugh Morgan, chief executive, Autism Cymru. For services to people with autism.
* Alison Richards. For services to Unicef UK.
* Peter Edward Thomas Robbins, chief executive, Internet Watch Foundation. For services to children and families.
* Deborah Stedman Scott, chief executive, Tomorrow’s People. For services to unemployed people.
* Kathleen Susan Aldom, founder, Paul’s Place. For services to young disabled people in South Gloucestershire.
* Joan Berman. For services to people with learning disabilities in eastern England.
* Susan Bowman, board director, Clapham Park New Deal for Communities. For services to the community in Lambeth, London.
* Ann Patricia Chambers, Sure Start operations manager and deputy chief executive, Howgill Family Centre, Whitehaven. For services to children and families in Cumbria.
* Annie Elizabeth Chambers, chair, Mourne Hospice Support Group. For charitable services.
* Evelyn Ann Collins, director, Shopmobility Belfast and chair, Shopmobility Northern Ireland. For services to disabled people.
* Alun Davies, chair, National Forum for Organisations of Disabled People. For services to disabled people.
* Richard Davies, Founder, Own It scheme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. For services to disadvantaged young people.
* Gurbachan Singh Dhinsa, vice-chair, Greets Green New Deal for Communities. For services to the community in Sandwell, West Midlands.
* Melrose Gordon Diack. For services to disadvantaged young people in Ribble Valley, Lancashire.
* William James Dowdall. For services to Thornhill New Deal for Communities Health and Wellbeing Project, Southampton.
* Mervyn Dunlop. For services to the cheers youth centre, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland.
* George Terence Edis, chair, National Federation of Tenant Management Organisations. For services to the community in Walsall, West Midlands.
* Peter Evans, secretary, Bideford Blues Junior Football Club, Devon. For services to young people.
* Shirley Ann Evans, lately home care assistant, Berkshire Council. For services to the
community in Slough.
* Denise Fagg. For services to Perth and Kinross Association of Voluntary Service and Crossroads Care.
* Thomas William Fox, lately special needs youth leader, Derbyshire Council. For services to young people.
* Helen Mary Josephine Giles. For services to homeless people in London.
* Joyce Maxine Grandison. For services to the women’s health and family services and to the community in Newham, London.
* Patricia Ann Hawkes, chair, Brighton and Hove Children and Young People’s Trust. For public service.
* Ann Elizabeth Head, social worker and children’s guardian. For services to children and families.
* Dorothy Ann Rebecca Hegarty. For services to deaf people in Northern Ireland.
* Judy Hemsley. For services to children with special needs.
* Pauline Hoath, administration officer, HM Young Offenders’ Institution, Wetherby, West
* Margaret-Anne Hodson, chair, Riding for the Disabled Warfield Group. For services to disability sport in the southern region.
* Frank Hont, regional secretary, Unison. For services to community relations in the North West.
* Aminul Hoque. For services to youth justice in East London.
* Stephen Horlock, bereavement services manager, Woodvale Crematorium, Brighton. For services to local government.
* Thomas Joseph Keogan, consultant for deaf services, Darlington Council. For services to deaf people.
* Robert Key, executive director, Elton John Aids Foundation UK. For charitable services.
* Enid Mae Levin, lately practice development manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence. For services to social care.
* Alan Lindsley. For services to the Sunderland branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
* Ranjan Dhirendra Manek. For services to older asian people in Coventry.
* Anita Susan Marsland, executive director of health and social care, Knowsley Council and chief executive, Knowsley Primary Care Trust. For services to health and social care.
* Yvette McHugh. For services to children and to the community in Dunnington, York.
* Ann Catherine McKerracher. For services to older people and to the community of Tong on the Isle of Lewis.
* Dinah Moon, deputy director, Swindon Samaritans. For services to vulnerable people.
* Caroline Grant Naylor. For services to the WRVS and to the community in Leeds.
* Lady Penelope Moyra Newall. For services to the British Red Cross Society in London.
* Rose-Ann O’Malley, founder, Talking Hands Organisation. For services to deaf people.
* Leslie Charles Oakley. For services to people with myositis.
* Linda Orr. For services to the rehabilitation of young offenders in Fife.
* Lady Aileen Dodds-Parker. For services to young people through the Fairbridge Society.
* Hugh Pattrick, family court adviser, Children and Families Court Advisory and Support Services, Wales.
* Christine Peacock, higher executive officer, disability and carers’ service, Department for Work and Pensions.
* Mair Monnington Rees, manager, Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Cardigan. For charitable services.
* Clovis Reid. For services to youth justice in Lambeth, London.
* Thomas Rodgers, chair, Simon Community Northern Ireland Corporate Committee. For services to homeless people.
* Elvin Vaughan John Rose, foster carer, Salford. For services to children and families.
* Jennifer Mary Rose, foster carer, Salford. For services to children and families.
* Sister Mary Ross, lately clinical director, Notre Dame Centre. For services to children and families in Glasgow.
* Jill Angela Mary Scott, founder, Scotts Project Trust. For services to young people with learning disabilities in Kent.
* Margaret Scullion, head, Welfare and Corporate Services, Occupational Health Service, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland.
* Barry Shearman, foster carer, Cumbria. For services to children and families.
* Susan Shearman,foster carer, Cumbria. For services to children and families.
* Peter Robert Sindall, founder, Onward Enterprises. For services to people with learning disabilities in Norfolk.
* Diane Elizabeth Smith, hostel manager, Look Ahead. For services to homeless people in Westminster, London.
* Sheila Vizard, lately head, South Acton Children’s Centre, Ealing, London. For services to children and families.
* Elizabeth Ward. For services to deaf and hard of hearing people in Northern Ireland.
* Stuart McLean Wardrop. For services to the children’s hearings system in Scotland.
* Anthony Whitbourn, foster carer, York. For services to children and families.
* Wendy Whitbourn, foster carer, York. For services to children and families.
* Adrian Woods, project manager, Pit Stop 2000, Halifax. For services to disadvantaged young people.