A few weeks ago, Peter Cousins and Jackie Tittle enjoyed a day trip to London. Down from the Lancashire town of Skelmersdale, they were lucky enough to meet the Prime Minister during a visit to Number Ten. Peter and Jackie are social entrepreneurs and their company works to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Established in 2005, Brighter Future provides training for disabled folk and recycles mobility equipment such as electric wheelchairs, selling it on at affordable prices.
“The Prime Minister was extremely interested in our work helping people with disabilities gain life, social and practical skills, whilst also preventing thousands of pieces of reusable mobility equipment from ending up in landfill sites,” said Mr. Cousins. He and Mrs. Tittle then returned to Skelmersdale as proud recipients of one of David Cameron’s Big Society Awards.