THE QUEEN's birthday honours list has been revealed and six Trafford residents have been awarded titles.

The recipients were recognised for their exceptional contributions to the community and for services to health and social care.

Maureen Reilly, from Lostock, was awarded a BEM (British Empire Medal) for her distinguished service to her community.

Mrs Reilly, who has chaired the Lostock Community Partnership (LCP) in Stretford since 2006, said she was "overwhelmed" by the honour.

She said: "“I had absolutely no idea about the honour until a letter came in the post the other day. It feels very strange and to be honest I’m a bit overwhelmed. I couldn’t quite believe it when I read it.

"I'm so proud of what we've achieved in Lostock over the past 15 years. The LCP has become a voice for the community and I will continue to help make Lostock a nicer place to live, work and play."

As chair of the LCP, Mrs Reilly has spearheaded the opening of the new Lostock Youth Centre, after the old youth centre was forced to shut its door due to a lack of government funding.

She added: "I just want to help make positive changes in my community. I care so much about the community I live in and it’s lovely to be recognised for the work we do."

The new youth centre also serves as a community hub for older people who are lonely or isolated in their homes, as well as providing a venue for parents and carers to visit and meet people.

Mrs Reilly said: “Nobody knows about my BEM yet. But we are having a family party for my husband’s 65th birthday and retirement tomorrow.

"I’m going to announce it then – I’m sure they’re going to be surprised!”

Sale's Professor Jaswinder Singh Bamrah, a consultant psychiatrist with Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust, and an Honorary Reader at University of Manchester, was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire).

Mr Bamrah's honour was in recognition of his services to mental health, to diversity and to the NHS.

Altrincham's Jonathan Rouse, Chief Officer of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, was also awarded a CBE in respect to his services to health and social care.

As chief officer, Mr Rouse is responsible for the devolved £6billion health and social care budget for the city region.

Mr Rouse said: "I am honoured and humbled by this recognition. I feel deeply privileged doing the job I do and I am passionate about making Greater Manchester the best place for health and care.

"Throughout my career I have been privileged to meet and be supported and inspired by so many extraordinary people, and to that extent this award is as much about their contribution as it is my own.

"I am deeply proud to work for the NHS and in public service, and would like to pay tribute to my wonderful family who support me in all I do."

Lawrence Cleary, also from Altrincham, was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for his services to deaf people in his role as founder and chair of the Help Ear and Allied Research organisation.

Ralph Rudden, from Sale, was awarded a BEM for his voluntary services to the community in Sale West.

Leslie Kay, from Hale, received recognition for his services to older people in Manchester's Jewish community and was awarded a BEM.

Cllr Andrew Western, Leader of Trafford Council, said: "Congratulations to everyone who has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

"Receiving such an honour is fantastic recognition of the significant contribution these people make to their communities.

"We are delighted and proud to have so many individuals from Trafford included in the list.

"Their achievements and commitment to helping make a difference have improved the lives of so many in the borough.”