Why Sophie works at Enham Trust?
I acquired a brain injury at birth which left me with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy. Born in 1988, I grew up in a time when disabled people were rarely seen or heard; disabled spaces were few & far between, shops were inaccessible unless you had the fitness level of an Olympian (!) and children with ‘special needs’ were given ‘specialist’ (isolated) education, bundled together regardless of intellectual ability, away from the ‘mainstream’.
When my teenage Mother fought for my place at a local, mainstream school, she was frowned upon. Doctors, Social Workers, even the school’s Head teacher told her that because my legs don’t work properly, I’d never gain a job or a single qualification.
Now, at 29, I have a Master’s Degree, I own property, I have a daughter, and many different jobs! My disability has never got in the way of a single thing I’ve done and, in fact, it’s made me more determined to prove everyone who told me “no, you can’t do that”, wrong!
This, to me, is Enham Trust. Saying “yes!”, where others say no.
We are all ‘dis-able’ to do something, by the very definition of the word! Where I may be able to write a poem, my colleague may lack such skills and therefore be ‘dis-abled’ to do the same.
‘Dis-ability’ is a state of mind and Enham Trust sees this – overcoming physical and societal barriers to ensure that their clients live exactly how they want to, because… why not?
We all aspire to be the best we possibly can be; why should anything stop that?
Free equipment for everyone booking Move Training in 2018!
The Move Programme has teamed up with Jiraffe – one of the country’s leading disability equipment providers – to provide a brilliant offer for all organisations undertaking training in The Move Programme in the year 2018.
Disability Confident event brings local businesses together at Enham Trust to challenge attitudes
Leading Hampshire-based disability charity Enham Trust held its first Disability Confident event on the 23rd March, with exclusive guests Sarah Newton, Minister of State for Disabled People, Work and Health and Kit Malthouse MP, Minister for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance in attendance.
Shaun cycles to triumph in fundraising challenge!
Wednesday 28th March saw Shaun Barker complete an epic cycling challenge, in aid of Enham Trust.
OFSTED success for leading disability charity Enham Trust
Leading disability charity Enham Trust is celebrating after receiving its second consecutive Good rating in its latest OFSTED inspection.
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Designed to help support young people aged 16-19 currently not in education, employment or training, and disabled people up to 25, the programme aims to help young adults find work, begin apprenticeships or start full-time education.