Source: City of Birmingham
Birmingham City Council’s Director of Adult Social Care has been named in the New Year’s Honours.
Professor Graeme Betts has been awarded an OBE for services to adult social care.
Cllr Paulette Hamilton, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “If someone deserves this recognition it is Graeme, he has transformed the way care and support is given to our most vulnerable and elderly in Birmingham. His passion for transforming the service to ensure we provide the best quality care, in a way people want, is second to none. His leadership at the start of Covid ensured that people in the city were looked after, fed and cared for during an unprecedented time. I am very proud to work alongside him, and I am very happy that all his hard work has been acknowledged in this way.”
Before joining Birmingham City Council, Graeme had been a chief officer and chief executive in local government and the NHS for around 20 years. He was awarded an Honorary Professorship from the University of East London in June 2013 for outstanding contributions to the advancement of his profession through publications and the development of public policy and services.