News and Stories

This is the place for news about Beyond Limits and stories from the people we support, family members, friends and from people providing the support.

When Hannah met Josh

Photo of Josh and Hannah on a sofa

By Hannah Addy

I met Josh just over a year ago at the Plymouth City College & at the Highbury Trust disco. I had seen Josh around some times at the main city centre, but I didn’t quite have the courage to ask him out…

We both saw each other on the 13th May, coming out of the city college, I was sitting on the bench outside and we got talking and exchanged each other’s phone numbers…

So now I had his number, later on that day I phoned him and we then met up the next day. I remember it was a […]

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Sponsored Sky Dive

 

Dan Broadly, Team Leader at Beyond Limits is supporting a charity close to his heart and is looking for your help. Sadly Dan lost his father-in-law who was only 56 to a brain tumour and Dan wants to go big to raise money for this worthy cause. He has decided to show his support by doing a tandem skydive, on the 3rd September in aid of Brain Tumour Research. it will be a real challenge that he knows will take him out of his comfort zone but as he says “go big or go home”. Dan explained that Brain Tumour […]

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Serious dancing…

Chris works 3 days a week in a Plymouth café based in a local community centre. On the day this video was made the community centre was having a tea dance to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday.

Chris and Heather are good friends and they enjoyed joining in with the celebrations. As you can see, Chris has some great moves and was happy to show them off!!

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Being a Support Worker “truly positive and life changing”

This article has been written by Louise Johns who has worked as a support worker for Beyond Limits for just over 3 years.

Before I became a support worker I was a full-time mum committed and dedicated to my family. Throughout the years being a mother, life has been difficult. Two of my children have learning disabilities as well as other medical issues.

As a mother I have had to fight for my daughters’ rights and support and help them to become the people they are today. I made my mind up that I wanted to become a support worker to help […]

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Inspiring Leaders

As a new NHS Health Education England web page dedicated to Inspiring leaders in learning disability says, “Strong leadership is vital for the delivery of change needed to achieve the aims of the Transforming Care Programme, and Sir Stephen Bubb highlighted lack of leadership as a contributing factor to the abuse uncovered at Winterbourne View.”

The Inspiring Leader featured in the video below is Hamish from Beyond Limits and the young man he supports.

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