Workers in the social care field were acknowledged this week,
receiving awards in the Queen’s birthday honours.
CBEs were awarded to Ziggi Alexander chairperson of CCETSW
council, for her work serving health and social care, and Lucianne
Sawyer, president of the UK Home Care Association, for serving
Other recipients of the CBE were deputy chief inspector at the
social services inspectorate, David Gilroy, probation officer John
Harding from the Inner London Probation Service and director of the
Council for Disabled Children, Philippa Russell for her work with
disabled children and adults.
Henrietta Maciver, chief executive of Turning Point Scotland,
was awarded an OBE for services to women offenders and drug
The OBE also went to Malcolm Clark, lately director of the Queen
Elizabeth Foundation for Disabled People and Eric Taylor, chairman
of Rehab Scotland for work with people with disabilities.
Roger Morgan received an OBE for services for Young People in
Care and Michael Brennan, lately head of the adoption section of
the department of health, was also given the award.
Rodney Clark, lately chief executive of Sense for services to
people with dual sensory impairments, received an OBE, as did
director of Trust for the Study of Adolescence, John Coleman, for
services to youth justice, and Naina Patel for services to ethnic
minority older people in the UK and Europe.
MBEs were awarded to Margaret Dight, director of the Catholic
Children’s Society in Nottingham and Elizabeth Gibb,
co-ordinator of Adoption UK in Scotland
Foster carer Valerie Brown was awarded an MBE for serving the
Islington Parents of children with Special Educational Needs.
Foster parent Nan McCook was awarded an MBE for services to
fostering, while childminder Dorothy Grey was given the award for
early years education.
Home carers Gena Eng and Joyce Lambert both received MBEs for
services to older people.
Other recipients of MBEs went to Lynne Hutchinson, co-ordinator
of Barnardo’s; David Thompson, disabilities services adviser
at Warrington Community Healthcare Trust, and the assistant
director of mental health and learning disabilities at St
David’s hospital, Carmarthenshire, Samuel Davies.
Praise in the probation service went to Mary Whytham of
Lancashire Probation Service and Janet Woods at HM Young Offenders
Institute, Thorn Cross, who both received MBEs.