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About us

Enhance the UK

Meet the team

Enhance the UK is a charity run by disabled people. Our aim is to change the way people view disability and for us to be active and equal members of society.

One way in which we do this is by supporting businesses to be more inclusive by providing disability awareness training. We also offer a number of other services and resources.

What else do Enhance the UK do?
Jennie Willaims
Jennie WillaimsCEO
Jennie has worked with a wide range of deaf and disabled people over the last 20 years. This includes people with learning difficulties and mental health issues. She has a level three qualification in British Sign Language and a great understanding for the deaf community as she herself has a hereditary degenerative hearing loss and is a hearing aid user.

Jennie has worked for a number of charities including MSSA Nurse World Wide in Sydney and Perth Australia, Turning Point, Graeae Theatre Company and Leonard Cheshire Disability.

Dan Batton
Dan BattonTrainer
Dan has enjoyed a variety of challenges over the past two decades, including working with people with a range of disabilities, addiction issues and homeless people. He is a former feature writer for the now sadly defunct newspaper Disability Now and also has a level three qualification in training and education.

Dan has also written and acted in a short film focused on the day in the life of an inept carer and a disabled person. Dan has cerebral palsy and trains for Enhance alongside his wife, Becky.

Claire Holland
Claire HollandDeputy CEO
Claire has worked within the Deaf community for a number of years. She has experience of working with Deaf children, both in an education setting and also as a Children and Families Support worker for the National Deaf Children’s Society. She has also worked in colleges with Deaf young people and worked with Deaf adults as a Community Support Worker.

Claire has volunteered over the years with Bedfordshire Deaf Children’s Society and also with Luton Deaf football club acting as their club secretary. She has provided Deaf awareness training to various organisations. Claire has her level 3 British Sign Language Certificate although she has been signing from a young age as she is Deaf herself.

Initially Claire was a hearing aid user but after losing her residual hearing several years ago she has had a Cochlear Implant. Claire is often accompanied to work by her hearing dog Ivy.

Emily Yates
Emily YatesTrainer
Emily is an accessibility consultant, travel writer and presenter and now lives in sunny Glasgow, after consulting on inclusion for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Oh, and she loves a good hair dye!
Arunima Misra (Nima)
Arunima Misra (Nima)Trainer and Project Manager
Arunima (Nima) was born and bred in Southampton and is currently living in London.
As a baby, Arunima had a neuroblastoma (nerve cancer) in her spine which caused partial paralysis of her legs and as a result, Arunima now uses a power wheelchair and crutches to sashay down the streets of London!

Having been the first wheelchair-user in over 800 years at her Cambridge University college, Peterhouse Arunima graduated and qualified as a solicitor at a magic-circle law firm and is currently working in-house at an investment bank.

Since the age of 14, Arunima has been heavily involved with the charity Whizz-Kidz, acting first as Vice-President of the “Kidz Board” and then as a Business Ambassador. Television and media are also two keen interests –Arunima presented a current affairs programme on Channel 4 for a short time in her youth and has more recently appeared as the first wheelchair-user (can you spot a trend?!) on the Channel 4 dating series “First Dates”.

Arunima is delighted to join the Enhance the UK family and hopes that her confident, determined and outgoing approach to life will help to propel the charity forwards. Arunima is currently writing a book on disability, dating and dilemmas – stay tuned!

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