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Paul’s trip to Buckingham Palace

June 9, 2017
My Life My Choice recently won The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. To celebrate, we were given an invitation for two representatives from the charity to attend a garden party…
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Telling Our Stories to Policymakers

May 18, 2017
A member of My Life My Choice, Kathy Moran, recently made headlines when she confronted Theresa May over cuts to her benefits. She said: “Do you know what I want?…
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Why we should think more about the words that we use

April 12, 2017
This week we saw these open letters written by the Darlington Learning Impairment Network addressed to health and social care professionals. We think they make some really good points about…
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How Learning to Travel Independently Changes People’s Lives

April 6, 2017
We know that often an inability to travel independently is a barrier to people with learning disabilities fully participating in society, and being in control of their own lives. Because…
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Celebrating the Achievements of People with Learning Disabilities in Oxfordshire

March 23, 2017
We have been given some money from the Big Lottery Fund to celebrate the 18th birthday of our charity, My Life My Choice, this year. We will use the money…
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Transforming Care: Using Principles to Remember What is Important

March 15, 2017
In our last post, we talked about the awful treatment that people with learning disabilities can get in large hospitals, such as St Andrews Hospital, which was recently reported by…
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Why are People with Learning Disabilities Still Under Lock and Key?

March 8, 2017
We were very upset when we watched the Channel 4 Dispatches programme called Under Lock and Key. It showed people with learning disabilities and autism who had been locked away…
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What is it like to get support?

February 15, 2017
Paul gets support twice a week, mostly to help with shopping. He says that he and his wife do the cooking and cleaning by themselves. They used to get support…
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