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It’s Time to Listen to Service Users

October 12, 2017
Paul Burstow is the new chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence and a former Liberal Democrat MP. He was in the news last week for saying that he…
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Could People with Disabilities Be Paid Less Than the Minimum Wage?

October 9, 2017
We read that Frank Field MP – who is the chairman of the Commons Work and Pensions Committee – has suggested that disabled people could be payed less than the…
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Learning Disabilities – We All Have a Role in Improving Health

September 28, 2017
Recently we went to a workshop put on by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) and NHS England. It was about improving the health of people with learning disabilities.…
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Providing jobs for people with learning disabilities

September 7, 2017
As a sector, we should be leading the way in providing jobs for people with learning disabilities. The Guardian recently published a story about jobs for people with learning disabilities.…
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What Do We Like About Living in the Community?

August 10, 2017
My Life My Choice runs user-led campaigns about issues that our members care about. After watching the Channel 4 Documentary Under Lock and Key, the campaigning group has been looking…
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How can we help people with learning disabilities to improve their health?

July 27, 2017
We know that people with a learning disability have worse health than other people, and die sooner than they should. They are 58 times more likely to die before the…
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The Power of Raising Money to Help Yourself and Others Like You

July 11, 2017
  In July 2015, the My Life My Choice trustees decided to start a 100 Club lottery to raise money for the charity. A small sub-committee was formed to make…
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What did we learn from the Better Health Better Lives Conference?

June 22, 2017
On 20 June we went to the Better Health Better Lives conference, which was organised by NHS England and the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) to talk about how…
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