Hannah is a busy, bright young lady who loves her life and everything that she can pack into it. Hannah has cerebral palsy. She loves spending her time going out and about with The Disabilities Trust and also the Prince’s Trust. She takes part in college course for art and cookery, she enjoys pottery. Hannah is also always willing to help others in the house, with making greetings cards and solving IT problems.

Hannah has always lived with her disability and attended mainstream primary school in Hastings, before moving to secondary school at Vallance School in Kent, and completing her education at Treloar’s College. The move to Shinewater Court happened in 2014 and Hannah felt the building suited her needs and her wish to be more independent.

Hannah is a wheelchair user but, does not let her chair stop her doing anything at all in life. Hannah has just become a team member for the Prince’s Trust in Eastbourne and is working with the trust towards her qualification. Hannah has joined in all the activities including wheelchair vs go kart racing. She has also set up the community project and supervises the other team members while they are gardening. Hannah will become an ambassador for the Trust at the end of her award.

The Disabilities Trust has helped me to gain more confidence and has helped me to keep working on the independence that I have worked towards all through my life. They have helped me to become the person I want to be.”

Hannah

service user Hannah in the gardens at Shinewater Court