Introducing Oliver!

We are very excited to introduce Oliver. Oliver is joining the Access Cornwall team as our newest reviewer. Below is a short introduction to Oliver in his own words. we very much look forward to working with him. 


Hi, my name is Oliver Goulding, I am 30 years old and I live in Stithians. I have cerebral palsy which affects three of my limbs and means I am unable to walk unaided, so I use a wheelchair most of the time, apart from a walking frame inside. I also have autism and have a severe hearing impairment.


Despite all of this, I am a musician, writing and performing my own music, on an organ, but mainly on an electric guitar. I have played at festivals and am found busking in Truro most weekends. I managed to overcome the disability in my right hand to strum my guitar and use my good hand for playing the chords.


Oliver Busking, playing electric guitar and looking cool in sunglasses
Oliver Busking


I also love to paint using oil pastels. I like painting the musicians who I admire and inspire me.

I volunteer at the Eden Project, where I help them in the shop. I have helped with marketing by getting the public to do surveys and I am also featured on the access page of their website and on their access leaflets. Every year I am on the disability desk for the Eden Sessions. I help people booking in and then get to watch all the bands play afterwards.


Oliver at the eden project


I also volunteer for the National Trust at Trelissick Gardens, where I have helped the garden team for eleven years. I was filmed there for a piece about me on Gardener’s World.

In my spare time, I love to go swimming, usually in Truro, but sometimes at the Jubilee Pool, Penzance. I go bowling and love going to see bands and to the theatre. I also really enjoy visiting art galleries.

I am looking forward to starting at a gym soon to see what I am capable of achieving.

I hope this gives you a bit of an idea about who I am. I’m looking forward to getting out and about and sharing accessibility information so you can enjoy more adventures too.



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