MBE for charity man

A charity chief executive from Thurnham near Lancaster has been given an MBE for his contribution to the development of intergenerational practice across the UK.

Dr Alan Hatton-Yeo, who works for various charities and causes, was in the field of special education for seventeen years with roles including college principal and principal education officer of the then Spastics Society for England and Wales.

Following a period working with the British Red Cross he joined the Beth Johnson Foundation as chief executive in March 1998.

The Foundation was established in 1972 to develop new approaches to ageing that link practice, policy and research.

Currently its activities include specialist work around advocacy for people with dementia, health promotion for older people, mid life, volunteering, engagement and participation and intergenerational work.

Alan has an international reputation for his work in the fields of intergenerational practice and ageing and had written extensively.

His current roles include: Member UK Advisory Forum on Ageing; Member National Partnership Forum for Older People for Wales; Member of the Steering group for the UK Age Action Alliance; Co-Chair Age Action Alliance Working Group on Age Friendly Environments; Honorary Research Fellow University of Keele and Associate Editor Journal for Intergenerational Relationships.

In July 2012 he was awarded Doctor of University by the University of Keele in recognition of his contribution and leadership in the field of ageing.