Janine Tregelles, Chief Executive of Revitalise, has been awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours list for her Services to Learning Disability.
Janine has been supporting disabled people and their families for over 30 years. She began her career at New Era Housing Association, developing community-based housing for people with a learning disability. In 1996, Janine moved to Mencap where she set up Golden Lane Housing, a social housing provider, before being appointed Director of Personal Support, and then CEO in 2013.
After leaving Mencap in 2019, Janine founded Access Social Care, a charity providing free legal advice and information to people with social care needs.
In January 2020, Janine became Chief Executive of Revitalise, the UK’s largest specialist provider of respite holidays for disabled people and their carers. With a 24-hour care service, Revitalise is an important lifeline in the disability and care sector, with a vision that every disabled person and carer can enjoy the holiday they want, with the support they need.
Janine Tregelles, Chief Executive of Revitalise said: “I am proud and delighted to accept this recognition for the contribution that I and so many colleagues have made to the social care sector over the years. It has been a privilege to work alongside people with a learning disability and their families. Not only have I been touched and inspired by each of their personal stories, but the advocacy, dedication and ambition they have shown to fight for change in the sector has been instrumental in changing the lives of thousands of disabled people and their loved ones for the better”.
George Blunden, Chair of Revitalise said: “My colleagues and I are absolutely thrilled that Janine has received such a hugely-deserved honour. Whilst we recognise that it has been awarded principally for her work at Royal Mencap Society, we are extremely fortunate that that same passion, skill, and dedication is now being reflected in her dynamic work at Revitalise, where she continues her tireless support of disabled people and their families”.