MBE for Axminster carer

PUBLISHED: 12:40 31 December 2012

MBE medal

MBE medal


Woman’s work for people with learning disabilities is recognised in the New Year Honours

An Axminster woman’s pioneering work in caring for people with learning disabilities has been recognised with an MBE in the New Year Honours.

Frances Elizabeth White founded the Little Haddon Residential Care Home, in Widepost Lane, in 2006, specifically for older people with Downs Syndrome and dementia.

Today it cares for up to four people across a broader spectrum of needs, as a supported living house for people with learning disabilities.

Ms White, 64, said: “I feel thrilled as a carer to have won this award. It’s a huge honour. This is such an important area of work and there are so many good places doing fantastic work.”

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