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Council’s Leader and Mayor congratulate social services worker on MBE

Posted on : 09 Aug 2019

Council’s Leader and Mayor congratulate social services worker on MBE
Council’s Leader and Mayor congratulate social services worker on MBE

The Leader and Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough Council have congratulated a social services officer on her award of an MBE in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours list.

Rose Brown, Manager of the South East Wales Shared Lives scheme, has been awarded an MBE for her services to social care, after spending the last 30 years working to improve lives.  Rose’s career in social services has included previous roles in day services, as Assistant Social Worker and Adult Placement Officer before taking up her current role when the Shared Lives scheme launched in 2010.

A celebratory tea was hosted for Rose recently by Cllr Julian Simmonds, Mayor, where he and the council’s Leader, Cllr David Poole, congratulated Rose on her investiture. 

Cllr Simmonds said “My heartfelt congratulations to Rose on this prestigious award.  Her passion and dedication have helped change many lives throughout her career; she should be incredibly proud of her achievements.”

Cllr Poole added “Rose was nominated by colleagues for her tenacity and willingness to go over and above to help others.  She has been instrumental to the success of the Shared Lives scheme which has helped make a difference to many individuals.  I’d like to thank Rose for all of her efforts and congratulate her on her well-deserved MBE.”

Shared Lives is a scheme delivered and led by Caerphilly County Borough Council and covering the 6 local authority areas in south east Wales.  Through the scheme carers share their home, family and community life with individuals to support them to develop and maintain independent living skills, friendships and relationships in their local area.  There are around 200 carers across the region supporting adults with differing needs, including older people, those with a physical or learning disability, and adults with mental ill health.



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