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March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month - In honour of this click here to watch a series of vlogs that show that living with C.P doesn't stop me living life to the full 

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How An Alexa Show 8 Has Helped Increase                     My Independence 

The Amazon Echo Show 8 has definitely changed my life...its amazing how a little box that sits on a shelf in my living room has given me so much independence and thanks to my self directed support budget i was able to purchase it...

Members of 'Team Danielle' have supported me in overcoming the challenges of making my local authority think differently and creatively about how i use my SDS budget and i couldn't have done it without their support
Despite taking a few weeks to set up it has definitely been worth it...i can now open my curtains and blinds, switch lights and house hold appliances on and off and operate my tv which is helpful if i drop the remote. i can make phone calls from it which is great especially if my phone isn't within my reach and i also feel safer in my own home due to having a doorbell and security camera enabling me to see all around my house...
and it's all thanks to alexa...Being able to open my curtains, blinds etc might not seem like a big deal to some but take it from me, its massive when you've never been able to do it before...

I look forward to seeing how Alexa and i can add to my independence over the next few months. An added bonus to the alexa show 8 is that it doesn't have what i commonly refer to as a 'disability price tag' attached to it that other assistive technology has.

         Y.O.U's Person-Centred Planning                                          Testimonials 

Over the last few months Y.O.U has been developing our person-centred planning support and providing this support for a variety of disabled people and families either through the ILF or our Dream, Plan, live programme. 

We are excited to now be able to share with you  testimonials from individuals and families who have benefited from this support. The testimonial below from Nahia and her mum Ester is one example of how person-centred planning can have a positive and life changing  impact on her life and future.

 Click here to watch the testimonials and hear from the individuals themselves about how Y.O.U's person-centred planning support has enabled them to Dream Big and remove the barriers that disability often brings for themselves and their loved ones 

Girl Guiding Pilot- Disability Awareness Badge 

Over the last few weeks Y.O.U has been piloting a disability awareness badge within the 5th Kilmarnock Brownie and Guide unit. Click the Button below to read about the unique opportunity the girls had and their feedback. 

           Y.O.U's Dream Plan Live Programme

Y.O.U has been awarded a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund which will fund the Dream,Plan,Live programme for 6 months. 

This programme will provide person-centred planning support to disabled people and families living with disability between the ages of 16-64 years old  and help them, remove the barriers that disability often brings, assisting them to look to the future and access the support they need to live an ordinary life and the life they want to lead. Y.O.U's person-centred planning support will be designed and provided in a new and innovative way, providing a new dimension to person-centred planning support.

Click here to find out more about the Dream, Plan, Live programme and how referrals can be made for this support. 

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           Your Options Understood (Y.O.U)

Passionate about providing a voice for those living with a disability and being part of changing the narrative for disabled people.
We provide advocacy support for those seeking to understand rights and entitlements, as well as providing guidance to service providers that seek to deliver exceptional customer experiences to this community. 

Y.O.U believes that every disabled person should be encouraged to embrace their own identity whether that be through their appearance or how they live their life or anything else in between.

We are here to help you have choice and control over your support and to assist you in accessing the right support to live the life you want to lead.

See our What We Do page for more details

"We understand what person centred really means, and will work on what is important to you."
Dr Danielle Farrel Managing Director

Currently Y.O.U is working in partnership with the Independent Living Fund (ILF) to assist and support young disabled people between the age of 16 - 26 to apply to the ILF Transitions fund. 

Y.O.U. is a founding  member of the Person Centred Planning Network (Scotland).  Y.O.U is one of the person centred planners who can support people through the person centred planning process.  To find out more about the ILF and how to apply to the Transitions fund click here

To find out more about the network and how Person Centred Planning helps disabled people DREAM BIG and live a good life
click here


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Contact Us


Tel: 07938998091

Company No: SC514033

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