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13th June 2016

Long-serving chair of Care Council for Wales receives Queen's birthday honour

The chair of the Care Council for Wales, Arwel Ellis Owen, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours list in recognition of his services to social services and social care in Wales. 

Arwel Ellis Owen (pictured) has been Chair of the Care Council since 2008 and has played an important role in the development of new legislation on regulation and improvement in social care. Since 2011, he has sat on the Ministerial Partnership Forum for Social Services, supporting the Government in implementing its reform agenda for the sector. 

More recently, he chaired a panel of stakeholders from across social care to advise the Minister on how new responsibilities can be delivered when the Care Council changes to Social Care Wales in 2017.

He will continue as Chair of the new organisation, having been appointed until 2019.

Read more on this story on the Care Council website

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