East End’s Family Intervention pioneer Nikki Bradley gets MBE

One of Kineara’s founders, Nikki Bradley, receives an MBE

“Service manager Nikki Bradley, whose project won a Public Service award from a national newspaper in 2009, receives her honour “for services to children and families”.

Nikki became an advisor to Whitehall as a result of the success of the project helping families in crises with counselling where youngsters are disruptive in school. Her expertise on intensive family work contributed to the development of the government’s Troubled Families initiative.

Her New Year award follows a visit to the Town Hall last summer by Louise Casey, the Director General of the government’s Troubled Families Initiative at the Department for Communities which was inspired by Nikki’s project.

Tower Hamlets Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Oliur Rahman, said: “Nikki has received this honour recognising her achievements in helping families, particularly because social care is extremely challenging work which often goes unsung.”

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