Jennie Stephens MBE, recognised for her services to social care
Posted on: 12 June 2019
Jennie Stephens, our Chief Officer for Adult Social Care, has been recognised in this year’s HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Jennie is now a Member of the Order of the British Empire, MBE, receiving the honour for her services to social care.
She joins 20 others from Devon named in this year’s Birthday Honours List, all recognised for their efforts to improve the social mobility of people from underprivileged backgrounds.
Jennie began her career as a social worker in a number of London boroughs. Working for many years directly supporting vulnerable adults and families, she has now held various leadership and management posts, and has been instrumental in bringing together the joint delivery of social care and NHS healthcare in Devon and at a national level.
“I am delighted to receive this award. It is actually a reflection of the great work across the council and with our key partners in the public and voluntary sectors locally. And therefore I’d particularly like to dedicate it to the wonderful staff in adult social care and the NHS, and of course the care providers who support people in Devon each and every day.”
More than a thousand people received an award this year, including 920 candidates selected at BEM, MBE and OBE level.
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon said:
“It is good to see worthy people in Devon getting the reward and recognition that they deserve.”DCC Homepage