The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 celebrates success, inclusion and advocacy. It highlights the pioneers, the change-makers and influencers opening doors for future generations. Paving the way for disabled people, families, employers, organisations and governments to break down prejudice and work towards the creation of a fairer, more inclusive world today, all working to change perceptions of what is possible.

This year the Disability Power 100 judges reviewed more than 700 nominations from the public for disabled leaders across a wide range of sectors. And we are thrilled to announce that the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower was included in the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 finalists!

Paul White, CEO at Hidden Disabilities Sunflower said: “I’m thrilled to be included in the 2022 Shaw Trust Disability Power 100, celebrating the most influential disabled people in the UK, nominated by the public and judged by an independent panel. Nationally and internationally recognised, it is the only campaign that shines a light on Disabled People at the top of their game and in positions of influence across all sectors of society.

As an organisation we are thankful and proud to be included for the first time in the list alongside so many pioneers, change-makers and influencers working towards the creation of a fairer, more inclusive world. It was a great awards ceremony and an opportunity to finally meet people we had only met virtually over the last few years!”

Creating change is what drives the Disability Power 100. By showcasing the capabilities and strengths of disabled people we can all work to dispel negative perceptions of disability and expose the benefits of accessibility and inclusion.

More than 20% of people have an impairment and too often society sees disability before capability, unintentionally excluding disabled people, muting their impact and limiting inclusion. Disabled people navigate an inaccessible world, equipping them with unique perspectives, expertise and experience that is often overlooked.

Watch the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 event

You can also see the full list of individuals and organisations here