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Appointment of New Chair of TLAP Board

Clenton Farquharson MBE has been appointed as the new Chair of the TLAP Board. A long serving member of the National Co-production Advisory Group, Clenton is a well-established and highly reputed coach, trainer and consultant and has played a vital role in ensuring that all of TLAP’s work is co-produced to represent the views of people with lived experience. With his long track record of working with TLAP and its partners, he brings a wealth of understanding of the landscape of health and social care and what this means to people who use services, careers and citizens.

Kathy Roberts, outgoing Co-Chair of the TLAP Board, and Chief Executive Association of Mental Health Providers, said:

“We are delighted to be embodying the very practice which we advocate to the health and social care sector and to have a person with lived experience chairing the TLAP Partnership Board. In this way, we are truly co-producing”

On accepting the role Clenton Farquharson said:

“I’m really honoured to co-facilitate the journey of TLAP as a person who uses services of health and social care. Keeping personalisation alive is such an important job which is why it is such a great privilege to accept this role”


For more information, please contact Dania Hanif, Policy and Communications Officer, on or call 020 7766 7496.


TLAP [Think Local Act Personal] is a national partnership of more than 50 organisations committed to transforming health and care through personalisation and community-based support.

Kathy Roberts is the Chief Executive of Association of Mental Health Providers and is the Programme Board Vice-Chair. Association of Mental Health Providers is the leading representative body for voluntary and community sector mental health organisations in England and Wales. A registered charity, it represents a membership of small, medium and large providers – from locally focused to regional and national organisations. We recognise that everyone can be affected by mental ill-health and we believe it is essential that the mental health voluntary and community sector works together for a whole-system approach to improve health and care in the UK.