Dr Clenton Farquharson CBE is a disabled person with lived experience of health and social care. Clenton employs his own personal assistant, and he looks after his mum’s personal budget.
He is Chair of the Think Local Act Personal board, Social Care Institute for Excellence trustee, member of the Coalition for Personalised Care, and a member of the Social Care Sector COVID-19 Stakeholder Group.
Clenton was awarded an honourary doctorate in social care fom the University of Birmingham.
His other roles include being a member of the NHS Assembly, acting chair of Quality Matters, a trustee of the Race Equality Foundation, ambassador for Disability Rights UK. He is a director of Community Navigator Services CIC, and a Skills for Care ambassador.
Besides these positions he manages to find the time to work as consultant, auditor, trainer, and coach on inclusion, equality and disability, and was named in Disability News Services' list of influential disabled people.
In his spare time he supports Birmingham City football club.