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?
Daredevils raise over £2000 by skydiving 10,000ft for Enham Trust
A group of four dedicated daredevils summoned their courage to take on the ultimate challenge; a 10,000ft tandem skydives to raise funds for leading disability charity Enham Trust.
Fun Day raises over £1500 for Enham Trust
Leading disability charity, Enham Trust teamed up with the Enham Alamein Parish Council, to hold the first collaborative family friendly Fun Day in Enham Alamein on Sunday 10th June.
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.
Join us at the 2018 Enham Fun Day
Leading disability charity, Enham Trust have teamed up with the Enham Alamein Parish Council and Smannell & Enham Primary School, to hold a family friendly Fun Day.
Marvellous Marmalade Makers!
Clients and residents at leading Hampshire-based disability charity Enham Trust, recently made their own marmalade through our on-site Training Kitchen, one of our life-skill services.