A truly inspirational young person!

Hear from Megan who has an Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP) as she is registered blind, and find out how Inspira helped her think about her future career path.

Megan said, “I was reassured that Louise (Inspira Adviser) was just an email or phone call away at any time if I needed to discuss anything or ask any further questions.” 

“From an early age I wanted to work within the care sector but knew I would come up against barriers and challenges and this left me with some self-doubt and uncertainty about my future career,” said Megan.  Inspira allowed Megan to understand that barriers can be overcome and helped her to explore options that correlated to her interests, empowering her to make decisions. “Louise was so supportive and caring, personalising my experience in a way that made me feel really at ease,” continued Megan.  

“When it came to applying to university, I was supported by Louise who helped me look at potential options and we talked through how this could be made possible. Louise supported myself and my mum by attending a university open day to ensure we were able to acquire the answers about the correct services open to me. She was amazing! As a result of the service provided by Inspira, I am now studying Primary Education at the University of Cumbria.”  

“I would describe the Inspira service as incredibly reassuring and confidence building and would advise anyone that feels as though their disability is prohibiting them from following a certain career path to explore this further and to get as much experience within the field as you can so that you feel comfortable. Someone with a disability provides so much more to a workplace than people realise. Disability does not mean inability!”    

We couldn’t agree with you more Megan!