What People Say



Feedback and comments given by Princes Trust staff and volunteers who attended Y.O.U's short inclusion workshop.

"thanks Danielle - great hearing about your business

Brilliant Danielle thanks for sharing your journey! love the avatar!"

"Thank you Danielle-great to hear about Your Options Understood  I'm looking forward to checking out your Youtube channel "


"Thanks Danielle, it was wonderful to hear about your business!"


"It's really interesting to hear about that example of the paper straws, product design can often exclude people."

"So glad to hear that more companies are seeking help on this from you Danielle"


"Thanks Danielle love the Avatar and the whole think sounds great and something that is needed"





"Dr Danielle Farrell at Y.O.U helped me with our difficult situation with the local authority.


If it were not for her we would not have secured legal contact in relation to SDS and I cannot thank her enough for her help and intervention at a very difficult and stressful time in my life caused by the local authority and would highly recommend her "

J Stewart - Renfrew, individual with Motor Neurons Disease (Advocacy)


"I invited Dr Danielle Farrel to attend the final Conference of the two year Erasmus+ Skills project in Brussels in September 2019. The Skills project is a transnational project with partners in 5 European countries that aims to share practice and develop resources about self-directed support.  I asked Danielle to attend and present at the final Conference as I knew that she would have something that would be interesting to share with partners and other delegates, both describing her own experience of self -directed support and reflecting on the implementation of this policy in Scotland.  


After the event I received unsolicited feedback from a third party who had spoken to one of the delegates, who had described the input from Danielle as ‘the best part of the Conference’ as it gave a much more grounded and real picture of self-directed support in practice."

Keith Etherington, National Co-ordinator - In Control Scotland



"Dr Danielle Farrel delivered a high quality in-service training session at Greenwood Academy. The training incorporated Equalities and Staff Attitudes to supporting people with disabilities.


Danielle’s training was very well received as she used multi-media, role play/games and presented information relating to her own life experiences as an individual with a disability.


Staff that attended the training commented that it was an excellent session and were particularly impressed with Danielle’s passion and commitment to Advocacy and support for people with disabilities and their families. The training was described as extremely useful and relevant particularly since Danielle is able to speak from personal experience. We would highly recommend Danielle’s services through Y.O.U. and are keen to engage her again to offer more training within Greenwood Academy."


Mrs Christine McGuire, Head Teacher,

Greenwood Academy, Dreghorn, Scotland


Awards -



















The photo above was in 2016 when Y.O.U was awarded North Ayrshire Council Business of the Year. (Chairman of The Princes Trust in Ayrshire Walter Smith and North Ayrshire Council Provost, Provost Clarkson also feature in the photograph).


On the 1st of October 2019, Y.O.U was awarded the National Princes Trust Award for Enterprise. The group photo above includes all the Princes Trust Award winners.

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Princes Trust award.webp
Advocacy, Consultancy, Self Directed Support Advice, Planning Support, Training