Rhian holding her medal standing next to with Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Jo Ropner
Rhian with Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Jo Ropner

Rhian’s pioneering work to develop and replicate services that meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable people in society resulted in Rhian being included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021.

Rhian was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM), given to people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity.

Modest as ever, Rhian said: “It was a complete surprise and seems a bit strange to get an award for doing something that you love. I have always considered it an absolute privilege to be in a position to get to know some truly awesome people and then help turn their lives around.”