12th International Conference on Practice Teaching and Field Education in Health and Social Work
'Innovation in Practice Learning and Field Education'

St John's College, Oxford, UK
10th & 11th September, 2018

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Victor Adebowale

The Right Honourable, Lord Victor Olufemi Adebowale, Baron Adebowale, CBE (born 21 July 1962) is the Chief Executive of the social care enterprise Turning Point and was one of the first to become People’s Peer. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to the New Deal, the unemployed, and homeless young people. In 2001, he became one of the first group of people to be appointed as people’s peers and was created a life peer on 30th June 2001 taking the title Baron Adebowale, of Thornes in the County of West Yorkshire, sitting as a crossbencher. In 2009, he was listed as one of the 25 most influential people in housing policy over the past 25 years by the housing professional’s magazine Inside Housing. He was reckoned by the Health Service Journal to be the 97th most influential person in the English NHS in 2015.

Lord Adebowale joined Turning Point as Chief Executive in September 2001. Turning Point is a care organisation providing services for people with complex needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with learning disability. In addition to providing direct services, Turning Point also campaigns nationally on behalf of those with social care needs.

Lord Adebowale has been involved in a number of taskforce groups, advising the government on mental health, learning disability and the role of the voluntary sector. He is Co-Chair of the Black and Minority Ethnic Mental Health National Steering Group and is a member of the Advisory Council on the misuse of Drugs. He is a patron of the Rich Mix Centre Celebrating Cultural Diversity, a patron of Tomorrow’s Project and the National College for School Leadership. He was a member of the Institute for Fiscal Studies Council. He is a Director of Leadership in Mind organisational development consultancy, a non-exec of the health IT consultancy IOCOM, Chair of Collaborate and in 2015/16 chaired The London Fairness Commission. He has advised governments of all parties on Employment, Housing, Poverty and Public Service Reform.