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Andrea Sutcliffe & Other Leading Social Care Figures Receive New Year's honours

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A number of high ranking and influential social care leaders received awards in the Queen’s New Year's Honours list 2018. Most notably Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who was awarded a (CBE) Commanders of the Order of the British Empire Medal.

She said: "I feel incredibly lucky and very grateful to be honoured in this way. Really, it is a tribute to the dedication and commitment of my team and colleagues at CQC who work so hard to improve the quality of life of people using adult social care services, their families and carers. I would like to thank everyone at CQC for making this possible and ‎my husband David, my Mum and Dad, family and friends for their support, love and understanding.
"Adult social care is a vital but often misunderstood and undervalued service. It has the potential to positively transform people's lives but poor care ‎can have such a devastating impact. My passion and determination to speak up for people's rights, celebrate great care and make a difference so that all services meet the Mum Test remains as necessary and as strong as ever."
Andrea joined CQC in October 2013 where she leads on the regulation and inspection of adult social care services in England, including care homes and domiciliary care. Earlier this year, she led the completion of the initial round of comprehensive inspections of these services which for the first time, led to ratings of Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement and Inadequate.

Other notable figures include:

Dave Hill CBE - Essex County Council Executive Director for Social Care and Education
Alan Wood CBE - London Borough of Hackney - Corporate Director, Children and Young People’s Services.
Raymond James - London Borough of Enfield - President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.

Follow the link to access the entire New Years Honours 2018 list.

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