Queen's Birthday Honours list: Andrew Dilnot awarded a knighthood

Andrew Dilnot Andrew Dilnot is currently the warden of of Nuffield College

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The economist commissioned to review the funding of social care in England has received a knighthood on the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Andrew Dilnot, warden of Nuffield College, headed the Dilnot Commission and is being conferred for services to economic policy.

Other Oxfordshire recipients include Wolfson College president Hermione Lee, for services to literary scholarship.

David Truesdale, chair of community charity Leys CDI, becomes an MBE.

Mr Dilnot was commissioned by the coalition government in 2010 to examine options for overhauling the social care system.

He recommended setting a lifetime cap on the total people would have to pay towards care at local authority prices, and raising the value of assets people could hold before having to pay the full cost of their care.

'Helping hundreds'
David Truesdale David Truesdale co-founded a small Blackbird Leys charity in 1992

Mr Dilnot said: "'I am deeply honoured, and very grateful to all my colleagues over the years, at the IFS, the BBC, St Hugh's College, Nuffield College, the Commission on Funding of Care and Support, and the UK Statistics Authority."

Mr Truesdale, who co-founded a Blackbird Leys charity in 1992, is being recognised for services to the community in Oxford.

He said: "I am amazed and delighted to have been nominated.

"I am particularly thrilled on behalf of the fantastic work by the staff and my fellow trustees... our work concentrates on youth work for nine to 25-year-olds, and The Clockhouse Project which works with older people.

"These two projects together help hundreds of local people annually through a wide variety of activities."

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