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My Life My Choice

31st October 2016

Learning Disabled People Can Have Adventures Too!

My Life My Choice

Excited is a word that’s come up a lot in the office this month, as Dawn, Paul and Shaun have...

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11th October 2016

How (Not) To Engage with Learning Disabled Self-Advocates

My Life My Choice

Most organisations know how important it is to engage with the people who use their service. But sometimes they do...

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19th August 2016

Using Experts by Experience to Improve Services

My Life My Choice

What are experts by experience?       Experts by experience are people who have direct experience of using a service.     Because they have used...

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07th August 2016

Should we Support More People with Learning Disabilities to get a Job?

My Life My Choice

Only 7% of people with learning disabilities are currently in paid employment, while 65% of people with learning disabilities want...

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25th July 2016

If I Had A Magic Wand….

My Life My Choice

We asked a room full of people with learning disabilities, autism, and family carers… “If you had a magic wand, what...

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14th July 2016

The Importance of Health Checks for People with Learning Disabilities

My Life My Choice

From the age of 14, people with learning disabilities should receive annual health checks from their GPs. Health checks are...

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25th June 2016

Our top tips for treating people with a learning disability

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03rd June 2016

What is it like to have a learning disability and epilepsy?

My Life My Choice

According to the IHAL Health and Care project (link: http://www.improvinghealthandlives.org.uk) 20% of people with a learning disability in England also have...

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29th May 2016

Preparing to be inspired

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

In this Learning Disability Week in Scotland, it is good to welcome the ‘My Life, My Choice ' organisation as...

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23rd May 2016

What makes a good dentist for somebody with a learning disability?

Paul Scarrott My Life My Choice Expert

When I moved house I registered with a new dentist. I asked if they treated people with learning disabilities. The...

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