Open University honours “inspirational” CBM Chair of Trustees

Posted on: Wednesday, 18th November, 2015
Jan Flawn, CBM Chair of Trustee.

"CBM UK’s Chair of Trustees and founder of PJ Care, Jan Flawn, CBE, M.Univ has been awarded an honorary Masters’ degree by the Open University, for her outstanding contributions to the lives of individuals suffering from neurological conditions.

Deeply passionate about improving the lives of people with disability, Jan has made an invaluable contribution to CBM UK and the lives of people with disabilities in some of the poorest communities of the world since her appointment in June 2015.

Having left school with no qualifications, Jan was inspired to train as a nurse when her daughter was born with spina bifida. After a long career in the NHS, Jan went on to set up PJ Care, a leading company providing specialist care for people with neurological conditions. She was recently awarded the First Woman in Business Services award from the Confederation of British Industries and in 2014 she received a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to the care home business and charitable fundraising.

Jan, upon receiving her award, said, “It’s wonderful to be recognised by the Open University. Whilst working in the NHS I saw young people with various neurological conditions having to live in inappropriate care homes for the elderly so in 2000 I started my business, PJ Care, building a small 22 bedded neurological centre in Milton Keynes.”

Further reading: CBM UK Board of Trustees"

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