AbilityNet Trustee Kush Kanodia awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from University of Kent

AbilityNet Trustee Kush Kanodia was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Kent for having an inspirational career as a disability and rights champion and social entrepreneur.

Kush Kanodia in red regalia at Rochester Catherdral

Kush Kanodia in red regalia at Rochester Catherdral - picture sourced from University of Kent website
At the ceremony on the 20th of July 2022 at Rochester Cathedral, the University of Kent acknowledged his achievement in creating systemic change in major organisations including NHS England and stated the following: “This is by some margin the single largest and most impactful change in the treatment of disabled people in the history of the NHS."

Speaking about the recognition, AbilityNet CEO Gary Moore, said “We experience Kush’s passion and vision in the AbilityNet board: his concern for improving the lives of disabled people is inspirational. We are delighted to see this wider recognition of his work.”

You can learn more about Kush’s national movement to abolish disabled car parking charges from all NHS hospitals in England using the tag  #NoWheelChairTax.

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“Together we can make change and sometimes the change is the most impactful and meaningful in a pandemic and cost of living crisis or the history of the NHS...” said Kush Kanodia following collecting his Honorary Doctorate of Science at Rochester Cathedral on 20 July 2022 for his inspirational career.

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