12th April 2005

 

LEADING SOCIAL CAMPAIGNER TO DELIVER LECTURE

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A leading social campaigner will deliver a special guest lecture at the University of Lincoln in Hull tomorrow (Wednesday).

 

Lord Victor Adebowale of Thornes CBE is Director of the Turning Point charity, the UK’s leading social care organisation working with drug, alcohol, mental health problems and learning disabilities.

 

He is expected to deliver a lecture to students at the university’s School of Health and Social Care regarding his ongoing work with the organisation and will highlight the possibilities of a social work career with the charity.

 

Lord Adebowale received an honorary doctorate from the university in September 2004 in recognition of his commitment to eradicating social exclusion, and has been a champion for the cause of those affected by learning disabilities, poverty, mental illness and drug addiction.

 

As a peer of the realm Lord Adebowale is a frequent contributor to debates in the House of Lords and is also widely published, appearing regularly in the national press and on TV and radio.

 

In 2000 he was made 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.

 

“Lord Victor Adebowale has made a tremendous contribution across the whole spectrum of social care and we are very pleased welcome him to the university in Hull,” said a university spokesperson.

 

The guest lecture will take place on Wednesday 13th April at 11.00am in the Saville Lecture Theatre on George Street.

 

The lecture is aimed primarily at students on the Social Work degree course, but limited places are available to the public. For more information contact Rebecca Platt on rplatt@lincoln.ac.uk.

 

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Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

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