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Sky’s the limit for Rob’s achievements

Rob is a young man who has overcome considerable boundaries to be where he is today – a place where he feels unstoppable.

Rob Carpenter
Rob Carpenter

But it hasn’t always been this way. When we first started supporting him a year ago, he would never go out unsupported.

Rob has a mild learning disability, ADHD and the condition NF1, where nerve endings develop tumours which could become cancerous.

He also has pseudarthrosis which means his bones cannot mend if broken, and a prosthetic leg from an accident when he was a baby.

But over time his confidence has transformed and now, nothing stops him.

He plays wheelchair basketball , goes to the cinema, sleepovers and holidays with  friends. All of these things and more he now does completely unsupported.

He’s just been selected as one of the top three people to attend the highly sought after Project Search, a scheme ran by Cardiff Metropolitan University as a way for people with learning disabilities to learn new skills and increase their chances of paid employment.

Alongside his academic achievements and socially, he has just been appointed as a Quality and Compliance Auditor for Dimensions and he has just applied and been accepted onto the Dimensions Council.

It’s hard to imagine a more exemplary person to help channel the views of the people we support than him.

Rob also recently become joint winner of the Personal Achievement category in the Promoting Independence Awards.

His next dream is to move from his supported living service which he shares with four other people into his own place.

As with this dream and the others yet to come, his support team are looking forward to helping him achieve that next step– the sky really is the limit for Rob.