Our vision, mission and purpose

Beyond Empower was born from the direct, lived experience of disabled people and the desire to make activity, health and life generally more accessible and inclusive for disabled people.
This is important to us as disabled people face vast health inequalities; from being more likely to be inactive, develop preventative conditions and die prematurely.
But things don’t have to be this way, and that’s where Beyond Empower comes in.
It’s Beyond Empowers mission to help places #DoItDifferently to support healthy, active lives for disabled people, reduce these inequalities and work towards our vision of an inclusive world for disabled people.

How do we operate?

We’ll achieve the above by practicing our four core principles of:
Positivity – approaching the work we do with a positive outlook and mindset
Collaboration – working with, rather than against, the people and places around us
Problem-solving – being solution focused and open minded
Lasting change – we want the people and places we work with to be able to get on without us

Meet the team who put all of this into practice…

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Andy Banns

Service Manager

07529 223 420

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Ben Andrews

Managing Director

07747 475 038

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Eamonn Greene

Lifestyle Coach, Empower You Salford

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Rachael Mallard

Lifestyle Coach, Empower You Trafford

07529 224 226

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Hollie Bentley

Volunteer Admin Support

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Daniel Bird

Volunteer Lifestyle Coach

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Sair Hamza

Volunteer Lifestyle Coach

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Jane Dennison

Non-executive Director

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Craig Hall

Non-executive Director

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Laila Issa

Non-executive Director

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Nigel Johnson

Non-executive Director

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Sebastian Lynn

Non-executive for Voice and Influence

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Emma Smith

Non-executive Director

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Paul Wilson


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