We salute Jabeer Butt OBE
Don’t be fooled by the quiet, well mannered tone of Jabeer Butt. In terms of fighting for social and racial justice Butt is a Rottwieler. His international reputation for evidence based interventions in regards to policy is admired as much as it is feared.
For example, with Sukhwant Dhaliwal, he carried out the research for and wrote the award-winning guide to better practice in housing for disabled people, ‘Different Paths ‘.
It is no surprise to those of us who know him that in Queens New Years honours Jabeer was awarded with an OBE.
Jabeer we salute you, and may you continue to show leadership in those critical areas with programmes such as ‘Strengthening Families and Strengthening Communities'.
Lastly, for a decade and more thank you for being a friend of OBV and of mine.