A DEDICATED father has been recognised for his contributions to a care home and the Jewish community in Manchester.

Daniel Savage has been awarded a BEM in the Queen's birthday honours list thanks to his service to Brookvale Care Home in Prestwich, which cares for disabled people, and the Manchester Reform Synagogue.

The 58-year-old, from Prestwich, has worked with adults and young adults with learning and physical disabilities at the care home for almost 20 years.

Mr Savage, who is chairman of Brookvale Care Home, said: “I’m delighted and feel totally honoured to be receiving this award. I was definitely surprised when I found out.

“I’ve been very involved in Jackson’s Row synagogue where I’ve been treasurer and president for the last 20 years.

“It’s a community with 500 families that are based in the north and south of Manchester.

“I work to keep the community together and arrange social events for people that can’t get out as often and arrange things for more senior people.

“We make sure they are still in touch with their friends so it’s a social and religious service.”

Mr Savage, who runs a computer consultancy business, has also been involved in a £150million redevelopment project, which includes the city centre synagogue in Jackson’s Row.

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs are planning to build a 200-bed five-star hotel, 153 apartments, 135,000 sq ft of Grade A offices and demolish and rebuild the synagogue at its current site.

Mr Savage, who is married to Lisa, said: “The redevelopment will ensure financial stability for years to come.

“It is the only synagogue in the city centre so it’s important that we protect it.”

The father-of-two has also worked to turn Brookvale Care Home into a 'state-of-the-art' facility, which cares for 84 adults with physical and mental disabilities.

He added: “We have installed 2,600 solar panels and two wind turbines at the home, which spans 12 acres of land.

"We did this to secure more income and reduce the annual electricity bill from £150,000 to £30,000.

"It's enabled us to reduce the running cost with shortfall from the local government enabling us to still offer the same service.

"It's an independently owned charity so its very important we offer a high quality of care.

"My family are pleased that I’ve been recognised for the work over the last 20 years with the Jewish community and at Brookvale

“I feel very honoured.”

Ethna Cummins, from Prestwich, who was formerly headteacher of Whitefield Infant School and Nursery, in Nelson, received an MBE for her services to education.

Joanne Noble, from Bury, a prison office specialist at HM Prison Manchester, received an MBE for her services to prisoners’ health.

Iona Worthington, from Bury, was awarded an MBE for her voluntary political service.