The following people from social care and related fields received gongs in the New Year honours list for 2008.
* Nicholas Wyndham Partridge, chief executive of the Terrence Higgins Trust, for services to healthcare.
* Anne Elizabeth Owers, chief inspector of prisons, for services to the criminal justice system.
* John Coughlan, director of children’s services, Hampshire County Council, for services to local government.
* Shirley Cramer, Dyslexia Action chief executive, for services to education.
* Lucy Manuela de Groot, executive director of the Improvement and Development Agency, for services to education.
* John Christopher Freeman, director of children’s services, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, for services to local government.
* Juliet Lyon, director of the Prison Reform Trust, for services to the welfare of prisoners.
* Catherine Susan Beswick, head of healthcare at Huntercombe Young Offender Institution, for services to healthcare.
* Joyce Margaret Catterick, for services to the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and to the community in West Yorkshire.
* Ronald Daniel, for voluntary service as chair of Victim Support Scotland.
* Katherine Ann Davies, strategic director of Nottinghamshire County Drug and Alcohol Action Team, for services to disadvantaged people.
* Duncan Fisher, chief executive of the Fatherhood Institute, for services to children.
* Kathleen Mary Gooding, for services to early years education as Senior Early Years Inspector.
* Professor Christopher John Heginbotham, lately chief executive of the Mental Health Act Commission, for services to healthcare.
* Melanie Henwood, vice-chair of the General Social Care Council, for services to social care.
* Christine Lenehan, director of the Council for Disabled Children, for services to disability issues.
* Kerry Ann Maxwell, chief executive of Whitehaven Community Trust, for services to young people.
* David St John O’Carroll, lately deputy branch head of Health and Social Care Regulation at the Department of Health.
* Julian Mark Piper, lately director of extended and integrated services at ContinYou, for services to children and young people.
* Fiona Ritchie, learning disability adviser at the Healthcare Commission, for services to vulnerable people.
* Lucy Elizabeth Sayce, chief executive of Radar, for services to disabled people.
* Ben Jeffrey Peter Summerskill, chief executive of Stonewall, for services to equality and diversity.
* Sian Caroline Vasey, director of the Ealing Centre for Independent Living, for services to disabled people.
* Clive Anthony Barber, manager of Reading YOI.
* Brenda Valerie Beach, founder of the Gateway Club, for services to people with learning disabilities.
* Carol Ann Burke, lately manager of Askham Grange YOI, for public and voluntary service.
* John Francis Carberry, regional development officer for the Royal National Institute for the Deaf, for services to deaf people.
* Lynette Costello, co-founder of Mothers Against Murder and Aggression for services to vulnerable people.
* Dee Edwards, co-founder of Mothers Against Murder and Aggression for services to vulnerable people.
* Alan Cottle, head of strategic risk management at Surrey County Council, for services to children and young people with special needs.
* Thomas Creighton, chair of the Northern Health and Social Services Council, Northern Ireland, for services to social care.
* Dr John Elliston, founder member of the 700 Club, for voluntary service to vulnerable and homeless people.
* Arthur Aubrey Emerson, for voluntary service to Carers’ Group, Rethink, Sheffield.
* Godfrey Eugene Featherstone, lately director of the Kenward Trust, for services to disadvantaged people.
* Jenny Frank, programme manager for the Children’s Society Include Project, for services to young carers.
* Maureen Gordon, for services to social work and the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland.
* Kay Gould, lately manager of Adderley Children’s Centre in Birmingham, for services to children and families.
* Patricia Grindle, principal of Mitchell House Special School, for services to special needs education.
* Deborah Anne Hall, manager for Chigwell Riding Trust for Special Needs, for services to disabled people.
* Joeseph Heatley, Home Office special adviser on children’s services, for services to children and young people within the immigration system.
* Libby Jones, manager of New Pathways, for services to vulnerable people in Wales.
* Marilyn Sheila Lazarus for voluntary service to the Jewish Association for the Mentally Ill.
* Robina Elizabeth Mallett, family carer support officer for Home Farm Trust, for services to children and families.
* Ruby Marshall, chair of Hartlepool Carers, for services to children and families.
* Alice Patricia Middleton, founder of Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide, for services to vulnerable people.
* Maureen Tyler-Moore, principal of Independent Specialist College, Foxes Academy, for services to special needs education.
* Nora Oliver, chief executive of Burton Addition Centre, for services to disadvantaged people.
* Comfort Oppong, home manager for Anchor Homes, for services to older people.
* Sara Payne, co-advocate, Phoenix Trust, for services to child protection.
* Caroline and Robert Rejdak, foster carers, for services to children and families.
* Phyllis Freda Rose, for voluntary service to MIND.
* Elaine Rossall, for voluntary service to Home Start Newark.
* Kate Schroder, chief executive of 4sight, for services to visually impaired people.
* David George Gordon-Smith, chief executive officer, Orchard Trust, for services to people with learning difficulties.
* Joan Taylor, chair of Nottingham County Council and chair of the trustees of the Child Migrants Trust, for services to local government
* Tony Thornton, Salvation Army centre manager, for services to homeless people.
* Sheila Tyson, chair of the Grange-over-Sands and South Cumbria NSPCC, for voluntary service to children.
* The Reverend Canon Peter Vowles, for voluntary service to Victim Support.
* John Miles Westcott, chief executive of the Kingswood Foundation, for services to young people.
* Christopher Wilson, chair of the Redbridge Pensioners’ Forum, for services to older people.