Michelle gets OBE for services to disability

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Michelle Chinery, co-chair of the Learning Disability Task Force, has been awarded the OBE for services to learning disability in the 2007 honours list. Michelle, who has a learning disability and related complexities, has overcome many challenges to receive recognition for her outstanding contribution to those with a learning disability. Michelle’s dedication to establishing the rights of those with a learning disability has spanned 10 years. During this time her influence has increased and her audience broadened over the last four years given her position as joint chair to the Disability Task Force. Michelle’s tenacity and power of expression has seen her successfully lobby with highly positive outcomes around the legislative rights of individuals with a learning disability. “Equality is what I believe in passionately,” said Michelle. “It is essential that people with learning disabilities stand up and speak up about what they want and need in their everyday lives.” Care Management Group (CMG) c

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