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Elisabeth Hoodless DBE

Honorary Doctorate - 2004

Elisabeth qualified as a medical social worker, she was appointed Assistant Director of Community Service Volunteers in 1963, Deputy Director in 1972 and Executive Director in 1975.

From 1964-1968 she was the youngest member of Islington Council and served on the London Boroughs' Association.

Elisabeth was the Secretary of State's nominee to the Personal Social Services Council until 1980 and a member of the committee on Strengthening Volunteering in the National Health Service 1993-96.

In 1966 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship, and in 1974, a Commonwealth Youth Fellowship. Since 1969 she has been a Juvenile Court Magistrate (volunteer judge) and is currently chair of the Islington Court. In the 2004 New Year's Honours, Elisabeth was made a Dame for services to volunteering.

Media appearances include BBC Breakfast Time, News at One, Question Time, Any Questions, The Today Programme, PM and Esther.

In 2004 Dame Elisabeth was awarded a DBE for services to volunteering.

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