Dr Clenton Farquharson CBE’s investiture ceremony

Last week, Dr Clenton Farquharson CBE was in Windsor for his investiture ceremony. He received his CBE for Services to Disability, Personalisation, Social Care, and Health Policy.

Clenton is dedicated and passionate about driving change that supports everyone to live the life they want to live. His leadership and commitment to person-centred approaches have made an impact on countless lives.

On receiving the honour, Clenton said:

This recognition is an extraordinary privilege, and I am humbled to have been chosen among such remarkable individuals. Receiving a CBE is not only a personal achievement but also a testament to the unwavering support and encouragement of those who have been a part of my journey. 

Today, I want to take a moment to express my deepest appreciation to the people who have been instrumental in my growth and success. 


Clenton Farquharson CBE, is a disabled person with lived experience who draws upon health and social care. As a consultant, he focuses on: fairness, equity, a just society, choice and control, innovation, diversity, inclusion, and multiple disadvantages. Clenton’s work relies heavily on the idea of intersectionality to improve health and social care.

Clenton is Chair of the Think Local Act Personal programme board and Quality Matters. He is a member of the Coalition for Personalised Care, and the NHS Assembly. Currently, Clenton is also a trustee of the Race Equality Foundation and an ambassador for Disability Rights UK, and Skills for Care. He is a director of Community Navigator Services CIC.

Clenton was named in Disability News Services’ list of influential disabled people. He was listed in the top 50 of HSJ’s most influential Black, Asian, and minority ethnic people in health. He was voted top social care leader in a recent Social Care Top 30 awards, by Care Talk magazine.