10th September 2004
SOCIAL CAMPAIGNER TO RECEIVE AWARD
A leading social campaigner is to be honoured at the
Lord Victor Adebowale of Thornes CBE is well known for his commitment to eradicating social exclusion and has been a champion for the cause of those affected by poverty, mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions and learning disabilities.
His career was
established as an estate manager with Newham Council, becoming Head of
Permanent Property at Patchwork Housing Association in 1985 before progressing
to Regional Director of Ujima Housing Association,
Lord Adebowale has been Director for the Alcohol Recovery Project in
In 2000 he was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honour List for services to the New Deal, the unemployed and homeless young people and in 2001 he became one of the first group of people to be appointed as People’s Peers.
As a Peer of the Realm Lord Adebowale is a frequent contributor to debates in the House of Lords. He is also widely published and appears regularly in the national press and on TV and radio.
He is the chairman of many housing, mental health, alcohol and poverty-related groups and is a member or patron of several other boards.
A university spokesperson said: “Lord Adebowale has made a tremendous contribution across the whole spectrum of social care and we are very pleased to acknowledge his achievements.”
Lord Adebowale will receive his award on Thursday 16th September at 11:30am.
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