We would like to congratulate Miro Griffiths, one of our
associates on receiving his MBE last week.
Miro, received his MBE for services to people with
Commenting on the award, Miro said: "It is a great honour
to receive the MBE and I am stunned by the whole experience.
I have tried to promote the views of disabled people and help bring
about positive change for our society. I feel the MBE is
representative of all the hard work that my peers do and I've had
the opportunity to work with fantastic people in our disability
movement, the likes of Sue Bott, Zara Todd, Clenton Farquharson,
John Evans, Tara Flood, Michelle Daley to name but a
few. Obviously, the situation facing many disabled people is
one of exclusion, isolation and reduced life chances and the
reality is that it is a very dangerous time to be disabled. I
hope that by accepting this MBE, I am able to influence those in
decision-making positions and ensure they listen to the views of
disabled people and act on their recommendations, work with and
support disabled people's organisations and ultimately make choice
and control a reality for disabled people."
Miro runs his own consultancy - Miro Consultancy
which he founded in 2007. He is recognised for specialising
and having a keen interest in disabled people's empowerment and
participation, transitional stages of a disabled person's life and
the independent living debate. Miro advises on various disability
networks, is an experienced guest speaker and works as a consultant
for local and national charities and organisations.