Associate Trevor Palmer attends Queen's Garden Party
Tuesday 21 May saw one of our Associates Trevor Palmer attend a Garden Party hosted by Her Majesty the Queen, at Buckingham Palace. Trevor attended this prestigious event along with wife Gabriella and a close friend in recognition of his receiving of a British Empire Medal (BEM) last year in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
With several hundred distinguished guests present, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Princess Kate, on a glorious sunny day, it was a great chance to celebrate the success of people from across a wide range of backgrounds. Trevor said:
“It was lovely to have the opportunity to check out the beautiful gardens which were surprisingly very accessible. I had no issues getting around and able to enjoy myself and focus on meeting some fascinating people and enjoying the delicious tea which included a range of cakes to die for.”
Trevor was delighted to receive the award, which was in recognition of his services to people with disabilities in Wales, saying:
“I received the award last year and it really made me think about what I have actually done. My approach has always just been to instinctively get on with life after I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1994. I am a great believer in fairness and best practice, suddenly equality issues became very relevant. It was a very touching ceremony attended by a select group of colleagues, friends and my wife, children and grandson.”
You can read more about Trevor receiving his award here. Trevor has been an Associate for Practice Solutions for 5 years and has worked on a number of projects and services. He continues to be an active businessman and consultant, focusing on improving and developing services for people in Wales, adding:
“I feel honoured to be involved with many organisations that are dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities in Wales.
“I’ve been involved in citizen panels and the National Partnership board of Social Care Wales and I am finding that the relevance to service recipients of the Social Service Act 2014 is much greater than most people realize. It is important that service providers treat the act with the respect and importance that it deserves in order to provide care recipients a stronger voice and increased control of their lives. “
“I feel honoured to be a Practice Solutions Associate and use my knowledge and experience to contribute in improving services in Wales."