On Thursday 31st January 2019, Helen Laverty, Professional Lead for Learning Disability Nursing in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, was at Buckingham Palace to receive her MBE from the Duke of Cambridge, after being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Helen is a passionate advocate and supporter for those living with a learning disability, she has been influential in the education and development of more than 700 learning disability nurses at Nottingham. She is also the founder of Positive Choices — the only national network of learning disability students, academics, employers, people with a learning disability and families in the UK.
Helen first became interested in learning disabilities when on a school volunteering placement at the age of 14 and has now been a registered nurse for more than 30 years. Read Helen's blog post to find out more about her special day at the Palace:
Blog post - A royal date for Helen Laverty MBE
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