The UK’s top 100 influential disabled people and organisations

The Disability Power 100 is a platform for change.

The Disability Power 100 recognises the most influential disabled people in the UK. It celebrates their ambition and achievements, and provides much needed encouragement to the leaders of tomorrow.

And we don’t stop there.

At the Shaw Trust Foundation, we’re tackling the disability employment gap by demanding that the strengths and talents of disabled people are recognised and that society is inclusive.

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    The Paralympic Games meets the Disability Power 100

    The Paralympic Games meets the Disability Power 100

    Channel 4 has unveiled its presenting line-up and biggest-ever broadcast plans for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games and presenters will include many of our Disability Power 100 community - including previous winners, finalists and supporters. Actress, producer and...

    Disability Direct CEO to step down 

    Disability Direct CEO to step down 

    Disability Power 100 alumnus Dr Amo Raju OBE DL, is to step down from his position of CEO of Derby-based Disability Direct, one of the UK’s most respected disability charities.  Dr Raju, who has been with the charity for 30 years, will step down in three months, but...

    Parallel Windsor – the festival of inclusivity

    Parallel Windsor – the festival of inclusivity

    This year’s Parallel Windsor event will take place on Sunday 7 July in the grounds of the majestic Windsor Great Park, on the iconic Long Walk.   Parallel Windsor is an annual festival of inclusivity with challenge events for all ages, health conditions and...

    Honours for our DP 100 community

    Honours for our DP 100 community

    Huge congratulations to members of our Disability Power 100 community who have been recognised in this year’s King’s Birthday Honours list.  These include 2023 finalist Professor Chloe Orkin who has received an MBE. Chloe is a prominent medical leader (former Chair of...

    The Social Model of Disability

    The Social Model of Disability

    At Shaw Trust our work is guided by the social model of disability. We also support the identity model, which is closely related to the social model and emphasizes disability as a positive identity.   The social model of disability  The social model of disability...

    2024 Shortlist Announced!

    2024 Shortlist Announced!

    This year, the Disability Power 100 received 786 nominations. Well done to everyone who entered. 367 high-quality nominees were shortlisted. These nominees are trailblazers and role models who are making a significant impact on the lives of disabled people in the UK....

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