Oct 27

Kiera Roche has been included in the Disability Power List 100, for the second year running.

Posted by LimbPowerAdmin on Sunday 27th October 2019

Kiera Roche has been included in the Disability Power List 100, for the second year running.

Kiera Roche, from LimbPower, known for her work of improving the lives of individuals with an amputation or limb difference was announced as one of the most influential people with a disability in the UK at a reception at the House of Lords on Tuesday 8 October. Kiera couldn’t attend the reception as she was leading a group of amputees to the summit of Kilimanjaro.

The Shaw Trust Disability Power List 100 is a publication of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK. The Disability Power List 100 is compiled by an independent judging panel, chaired by Kate Nash OBE. Kate is the world's leading authority in 'Networkology' - the science behind the growth of workplace networks. In 2007 she was awarded an OBE for services to disabled people. In 2013 she was appointed Ambassador to Disability Rights UK.

Kiera founded LimbPower in 2009 to support people with limb loss and limb difference to take part in sports, physical activity and the arts to aid their physical, psychological and social rehabilitation. In 2014 she oversaw LimbPower’s qualification as a National Disability Sports Organisation. LimbPower runs workshops and events to increase confidence and build a community to help people get back to activity. LimbPower also provide expertise to people with limb difference as well as families, health workers, lawyers and more to ensure people have the information and adaptations they need. Kiera and her team have created over 40 resources for people with limb difference and their families.

Kiera Roche said: “It is an honour to be recognised for the work we do to support our community, especially to be recognised by other people with a disability who are doing such incredible and important work to improve the lives of disabled people. By sharing research, information, best practice and campaigns we can work together to make important and necessary changes.”

The full Shaw Trust Disability Power List 100 can be found on www.disabilitypower100.com.

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Notes to Editor

About the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List

The Shaw Trust Power List is an annual publication of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK. Since its inception four years ago, the publication has gone from strength to strength. Over the years it has allowed Shaw Trust to encourage businesses, employers and other organisations to reflect on opportunities available for disabled people. The list plays a vital role in providing much needed encouragement to the young and talented leaders of tomorrow, allowing them to see that aspiration and ambition can be fulfilled regardless of disability or impairment.

For more information please visit: www.disabilitypower100.com

About Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK and internationally. Shaw Trust is one of the largest 25 charities in the UK. Comprising Shaw Trust, Prospects, Ixion and Shaw Education Trust, we use our 75 years’ combined experience to support people to develop their potential. By joining together, we are working to reach one goal: to help transform the lives of one million young people and adults each year.

For more information please visit: https://www.shaw-trust.org.uk/

About LimbPower

LimbPower is a national charity who supports both amputees and individuals born with limb impairments to engage in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation.

LimbPower is a National Disability Sports Organisation, sitting alongside WheelPower, Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport), Dwarf Sport, British Blind Sport (BBS), UK Deaf Sport, Mencap Sport and Special Olympics Great Britain (SOBG). Through this association, and our work with the Activity Alliance and Sport England, LimbPower help amputees and people with limb impairment reach their sporting potential.

For more information please visit: www.limbpower.com or www.limbformation.com

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