Clenton Farquharson MBE
Clenton Farquharson, MBE, is a disabled person with lived experience of health and social care. Clenton employs his own Personal Assistance, and he looks after his mum’s personal budget which his mum uses for her own personal assistance.
Clenton wants to use his knowledge, experience and energy to help people who need support to have a good life. How do we operate through varying systems to live a life and the question he seeks to answer is - How should we live: how should we care about each other, grow our capabilities to work, to learn, to love and fully realise our potential? His focuses are on the role of social justice, social change in society and the means by which people act and react to their environment through the different identities we identify with.
He has many roles which include:
• Chair of the Think Local Act Personal partnership board and a member of the Coalition for Personalised Care
• Member of Social Care Sector COVID-19 Stakeholder Group - Chaired by David Pearson CBE, the group aims to enable people to live as safely as possible whilst maintaining contacts and activity that enhance the health and wellbeing of people who access care and support and their family carers.
• Member of the NHS Assembly, which was set up to oversee the NHS Ten Year Plan.
• Chair of Quality Matters
• Trustee of the Race Equality Foundation
• Ambassador for Disability Rights UK and Skills for Care
• Director of Community Navigator Services CIC
Clenton works as consultant, auditor, trainer, and coach on inclusion, equality and disability, social justice and was named in Disability News Services' list of influential disabled people. In his spare time, he supports Birmingham City Football Club.