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?
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.
Runners brave the heat to raise over £11,000 for disability charity
Eight determined individuals took part in the widely anticipated London Marathon on Sunday 22nd March in aid of leading Hampshire-based disability charity Enham Trust.
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.