Social care recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Mencap’s director in Northern Ireland is among those recognised in the social care field in the latest Queen’s birthday honours list.

Maureen Piggot was awarded an OBE for services to people with a learning disability including campaigning and advocacy.

Louise Casey, former Respect “tsar”, received the Order of the Bath, while CBEs went to Camden’s director of children, schools and families Heather Shroeder and Dr John Low, chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation.

The OBE list for services to social care included Lesley Rimmer, chief executive of the United Kingdom Homecare Association, Elizabeth Lewington, chief executive of North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus and Gladys Rhodes, deputy director for children’s services at Blackburn with Darwen Borough

OBEs also went to Dr David Comely, former director of housing and social work at Glasgow Council,
Sally Daghlian, former chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, Patricia Ellison, business change manager at Barnardo’s, Vivienne Evans, chief executive of drugs charity AdFam, Mary MacCleod, chief executive of the Family and Parenting Institute and Mutale Rose Nyoni, chair of the Care Council for Wales.

Uanu Seshmi, co-founder of the From Boyhood to Manhood Foundation recieved an MBE for services to black and minority ethnic people.

MBEs for services to foster care went to Ena Fry, young people’s project manager at Fostering Network,
Pamela Galliers in the London Borough of Merton, Wendy Richardson and Peter Richardson in Hampshire and
Violet Marshall in Northern Ireland.

MBEs for services to social care went to Margaret Gibbings, manager of St Kilda Residential Home
NHS Care Trust in Devon and Samatiben Desai, link worker at Royal Bolton Hospital.

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