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Emily is a Life of Opportunity reviewer!

Last summer, we offered our community members across the Trust the chance to apply to become ‘Life of Opportunity’ reviewers. These are paid roles, working with our national coproduction team. Emily from St Albans Community has been appointed as one of our reviewers. She’s looking forward to meeting community members across the Trust to ensure everyone […]

Get into the festive spirit with the ‘Delrow Christmas Song’!

Step aside, Michael Bublé and Mariah Carey, it’s our turn now. We are incredibly proud to share our very own ‘Delrow Christmas Song’! The song was written, produced and performed by our very talented community members and colleagues who attend the Delrow Community Music Day Opportunity. The song took just three weeks to come together, […]

‘I’m As Good As’ poem by Owen

From Croft Community in Malton, Owen is a highly talented writer and poet, and we’re always really proud to share his work with you. Owen’s latest poem is called ‘I’m As Good As’. It’s a strong message about equality and how those with learning and other disabilities are perceived. Click the link to watch Owen […]

Dignity of Risk

What if you never got to make a mistake? Or how about if your money was always kept in an envelope, where you couldn’t get to it? Larchfield Community members have come together to read the ‘Dignity of Risk’ poem, written by Sharon Jodock-King. The poem is about affording people with learning disabilities the ability […]

Luke volunteers at the Park Run in Middlesbrough

Luke is helping out – and feeling the benefits too

Park Run is a popular community running event in towns and cities around the UK. Many of us will have spotted volunteer marshals in their ‘high vis’ jackets in our local park on a Saturday morning. Luke is a regular volunteer at Middlesbrough’s two weekend Park Run events. For over three months he has been […]

Alex gets his L plates!

As an experienced cyclist, Alex is good at planning routes and understanding the rules of the road. And now he’s ready to move up a gear. Driving can be challenging for people with disabilities. So Alex and his support workers enlisted the help of the Driving Assessment Team at local charity Herts Ability. ‘I had […]

Zara’s on patrol

Zara has been helping to keep the roads safe for pedestrians and drivers around Delrow Community. During a recent visit from Hertfordshire Constabulary, Zara and some of her friends talked to officers about the dangers of speeding cars, and had the opportunity to record the speeds of passing motorists on the nearby lanes. ‘We checked […]

Game, set and match to Emily

Emily’s love of tennis has opened up new opportunities. She’s travelled from her home at Oaklands Park to tournaments in Nottingham and Sheffield. ‘There hasn’t been many matches this year, because of Covid,’ she explains. ‘But I hope there will be more next year. ’Emily’s love of tennis began when she was 18: ‘I used […]

Greener communities start in our own homes

When Katie, Mark and Michael started to think about helping the environment, they made an important discovery in their own kitchen. ‘We didn’t have any recycling bins indoors,’ explains Katie. ‘We’ve just got the big recycling bins outside.’ Without an indoor bin to remind people, recycling was being overlooked. So the trio have done something […]

Meet the makers – our talented Christmas card designers

Did you know that our charity Christmas cards are all designed by community members? Earlier this year, we held a competition across the Trust for people we support, colleagues and family members to help us design our charity Christmas cards. We were blown away by the response, with over 60 entries. Sadly, we couldn’t put […]

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