Sarifa Patel is a Commissioner. She is an Asian disabled activist, cancer survivor and mental health survivor. She is Carer for two people with acute physical and mental needs. In addition to being a Commissioner, Sarifa is a Trustee of ALLFIE (the Alliance for Inclusive Education) and Cyana (Newham's cancer support group), plus an Advisory Board member of Together!2012 (Disability Arts as part of the Paralympic Legacy). Sarifa has four adult children and five grandchildren and is passionate about making the world more inclusive.