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Professor Beresford OBE becomes one of the Power 100 for 2016

Emeritus Professor Peter Beresford OBE has been named on Power 100, a list of Britain's most influential people with a disability or impairment.

Leading figures from across business, sport, the arts and a range of other professions feature in Power 100, which was announced on 3 December to mark UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Recognised for his work to advance the rights and voices of disabled people, Prof Beresford said: “I am very proud to be included again in the Power list 100 of disabled people. It shows just what disabled people can achieve when we get the chance. But too many are still being denied that chance, and this demands more government action, not just fine words.”

Power 100 was put together by Powerful Media, well-known publishers of the Black Power and Future Leaders List, in partnership with Shaw Trust, an employment, learning and skills charity, to highlight the success of people with disabilities.

Read more here about Power 100

Peter recently took part in a podcast with Disability Now, the UK’s leading website for, about and by disabled people with Disabled Students’ Officer Kyle Jordan from University College London and journalist Grace Wong. Amongst other things, Peter discussed how being an ‘out’ mental health service user has affected his work on social policy, the growing revulsion towards the Welfare State and people who receive benefits.

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