New Year’s Honours for many from the Care Industry and Special Educational Needs

The New Year’s Honours list was published at the end of last month and as usual there was a high representation from the care industry and special needs education sectors. In total 1,223 people received an honour from The Queen about 140 of these were from the health care, social care and special needs children’s services. These included nurses, midwives, GPs, social care workers, paramedics and several head teachers from special needs schools.

There was a damehood for Professor Sarah Cowley, for services to Health Visiting; her work has had a huge impact on public health services to children and families in the UK. The other awards in health include a knighthood for Professor Simon Wessely who has pioneered academic work to improve mental health services, both preventative and for treatment, for the British Armed Forces.

Many care charities were also represented including Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society and the WRVS all of which play a significant part in enhancing the lives of older people within the UK.

Congratulations to all those honoured from EDGE Services.

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