Born with cerebral palsy, Josh was determined that his disability would be no deterrent to him achieving his goals and ambitions.
His condition affects both movement and co-ordination. Having loved horse riding since the age of four, he was frustrated because he was a capable rider, but he couldn’t go as fast as he wanted.
With hard work and support, Josh has been able to achieve his dream by riding in a chariot - really fast. On top of that, he won the novice class at the National Indoor Driving Championships last year.
His success is even more remarkable because he did all that while studying for a law degree at Stirling University and writing reviews on events at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Stories like Josh’s are brilliant and an inspiration in helping people to understand that they too have opportunities to achieve whatever they want. We’ve seen numerous similar stories from the people we serve who are succeeding just like Josh. All inspirational as each other, serving as an inspiration to others.
uStep is all about supporting the people we serve and providing them with a platform so that they can not only lead an independent life but have the opportunity to be part of their community, experiencing sports and lifestyle activities.
As Andy Burnham, Shadow Health Secretary said recently, it is about seeing the people we serve as people, not patients.
ubu have always been there to provide opportunities for all the people we serve to succeed in their chosen goals. This is what we have done for over 30 years and will continue to do in the months and years ahead as we expand our uStep service.
The people we serve will continue to get opportunities and ubu will remain hard at work as always to help them succeed.