Clenton Farquharson MBE

Clenton Farquharson MBE

Clenton is former co-chair of Think Local, Act Personal and chair of Health Watch Birmingham, which requires him to bring the views of the citizens to be heard by health professionals.

He is an expert in accessibility issues working in a variety of sectors and disciplines with theoretical knowledge and training, combined with personal experience and practical insights. Clenton works as consultant, auditor, trainer, and coach on inclusion, equality, disability, and related subjects and was named in Disability News Services’ List of influential disabled people.

He works closely with local disability and user led groups, the MS Society, Voiceability Advocacy Group, carers’ groups and his regional disability user led organisation in the West Midlands, is on the board of Change People and helps to run Community Navigator Services (Community Interest Company), working with the African elders group, younger people’s disabled group to consult with them on behalf of the Department of Health.

Clenton lives with multiple long-term conditions including, physical disability, mental health issues, diabetes and asthma, and in addition to this he cares for his mother who has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

He is passionate about personalisation, and in co-production, influencing services to work together and to listen to the people who use the services. In 2014, Clenton received an MBE in recognition of his services to people with disabilities.

Twitter handle: @clentonF

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