A social services worker who has spent the past 30 years helping to improve lives has been recognised with an MBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Rose Brown, Manager of the South East Wales Shared Lives scheme, is being awarded an MBE for her services to social care. 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.
Shared Lives is a scheme delivered and led by Caerphilly County Borough Council and covering the six 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.
Cllr Carl Cuss, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Care and Wellbeing, said: “I’d like to congratulate Rose on this incredible achievement. The Shared Lives scheme is making a huge difference to individuals’ lives and Rose has been a driving force behind the programme since it began. Rose’s colleagues describe her as a passionate and tenacious person who does whatever it takes to reach a positive outcome for individuals; just some of the reasons for her nomination.”