Clenton Farquharson MBE
Clenton Farquharson, MBE, is a disabled person with lived experience who draws upon health and social care. Clenton employs his own Personal Assistance, and he look after his mums personal budget which his mum uses for her own personal assistance.
He is Chair of the Think Local Act Personal programme board, and member of the Coalition for Personalised Care. He is also a member of the Social Care Sector COVID-19 Stakeholder Group which will ensure that concerted and determined action continues to be taken to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in the sector, both for those who rely on care and support and the social care workforce.
Clenton is also a member of the NHS Assembly, set up to oversee the NHS Ten Year Plan, the current chair of Quality Matters, a trustee of the Race Equality Foundation and ambassador for Disability Rights UK. He is a director of Community Navigator Services CIC, and a Skills for Care Ambassador. His focus of work as a consultant, has been on fairness, equity, a just society, anti oppression, diversity, inclusion – multiple – disadvantages which relies heavily on the idea of Intersectionality, to improve health and social care.
Clenton was named in Disability News Services’ list of influential disabled people. In his spare time he supports Birmingham City Football Club.