WorkSafe Instructor receives Royal recognition
The dedication of WorkSafe instructor Michael Bailey to his local community in Birmingham earned him a royal invitation.
Michael, who has been a WorkSafe instructor for 10 years, was invited to Buckingham Palace for tea with the queen in recognition of the community work he has championed that support older people, the homeless and general community cohesion.
For one of his recent community projects, Michael was able to boost his first aid skills by getting trained in the management of catastrophic bleeding so he could raise awareness about treating wounds inflicted by knife crime.
Michael has supported vulnerable children and young people for over 28 years as a residential social worker and children’s home manager in Birmingham. His experience of supporting children and their families in times of crisis and working to promote social inclusion prepared him for the community projects he champions.
Michael is also involved in a local ‘Golden Age Lunch Club’ to reduce isolation and poverty for individuals over the age of 55. Alongside this he supports a homeless project that provides food and toiletries to over 60 families in two areas of Birmingham.
Michael, who met the Queen alongside other community heroes at a royal event with his wife in May, said: “It was a very special day and we felt very honoured to be invited. I’m passionate about working with young people and their families to promote community cohesion to reduce incidents of crime within their area.”
Worksafe is delighted that Michael was recognised for the work he and his family do to support their community.