Oct 18

Kiera Roche is included in the Disability Power 100 list 2018

Posted by LimbPowerAdmin on Thursday 18th October 2018

The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List is an annual publication of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK. More than 700 nominations were received for the 100 places. The Disability Power 100 List 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 and resource groups. In 2007 she was awarded an OBE for services to disabled people. In 2013 she was appointed Ambassador to Disability Rights UK.

Kiera previously worked for the Limbless Association as Acting Chief Executive and Strategic Development Manager and the Douglas Bader Foundation as Projects Director before founding LimbPower in 2009. LimbPower supporting adults and children with amputations and limb impairments to live fulfilled and active lives, harnessing the power of physical activity, sport and art. The charity runs inclusive sports programmes with Sport England and is currently working with NHS England and the Department of Health. LimbPower administer the Children’s Prosthetic Fund to get more disabled children active and taking part in school and community PE Sport and the arts.

Kiera Roche, said:

“Together we can change to world, it just needs one person to have a good idea and act upon that idea, for other people to join in and offer their support.” #StrongerTogether

Nick Bell, Interim Chief Executive of Shaw Trust - a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK and internationally,said:

“Congratulations to Kiera Roche. The judges were beyond impressed by the standard of nominations but selected the most influential people who are proving that disability or impairment is not a barrier to success. One of our aims for the Disability Power 100 list is to demonstrate to young people that they can achieve their ambitions. At Shaw Trust we work with government, local authorities and employers to support people overcome barriers which hold them back from achieving their potential.”

The full Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List can be found onwww.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.

Our specialist services help people gain an education, enter work, develop their career, improve their wellbeing or rebuild their lives. As a charity we add value to every service we deliver by investing back into the people and communities we support.

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.

Our 3,500 staff and 1,000 volunteers provide joined-up services for government, local authorities, combined authorities, employers, stakeholders – including the Department for Work and Pensions, Education and Skills Funding Agency, clinical commissioning groups and NHS Trusts – and individuals. Our work focuses on seven business areas:


Learning and skills


Children’s services


Charitable services and enterprise

Community health and wellbeing

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

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