Published On: 7th June 2023

Access Foundation Supports Staff Nominated Charity Superpeople

The Foundation has awarded a £5000 grant to a Dorset-based charity Superpeople to support their work to help people with disabilities fulfil potential and achieve their life goals and ambitions.

Established in 2017, Superpeople was set up by a group of friends, embarking on a mission to create social change for disabled people, and change the way society perceived disability. Superpeople prides itself on assisting real life ‘super’ people to achieve their dreams. The concept is divided into three categories including:

Adventure: Supporting disabled people to make a lifetime dream become a reality. This is accomplished by connecting them to the appropriate businesses and people that assist with their chosen experience, free of charge. This experience is facilitated and filmed by the charity’s team of videographers to essentially share, celebrate, and promote all the Superpeople that are involved in each project.

Achieve: Supporting disabled people find employment through the means of curating a video CV. This creative and innovative platform visually illustrates each individual's character, including their education and employment history, along with their skills and interests. Ultimately, the video CVs provide disabled people with a mechanism to showcase how their disability does not alter their ability to work.

Activate: Superpeople aims to inspire and activate people to follow their dreams, by sharing the stories of inspirational people participating in hobbies and activities of all kinds, standing testament to the fact that their disability does not prevent them from undertaking everything they want to achieve in life.

The grant from the foundation will go towards supporting the charity’s ‘Achieve Project’ run in partnership Disability Right UK and with Arts University Bournemouth. The team has worked with 70+ students from the university to create self-promotion products to help young adults with additional needs find employment.

Jake Atkins, Co-Founder said:

“The grant from The Access Foundation will allow Superpeople to support and help disabled and non-disabled people for a further two years, assisting us with The Achieve Project. We will be able to give more people the opportunity to gain employment through our promotional products that are created by the students at The Arts University of Bournemouth. We are so very grateful to the foundation.”