My Life My Choice has over 500 members with learning disabilities. Many of these members are receiving benefits and the majority are desperate to work.

The continuing national debate talks about benefit recipients as if they are a burden. We think this is narrow-minded, insulting and simply not true. My Life My Choice members contribute to their communities in a wide range of ways.

OXFAM, Co-op, Oxford City Council, and Comic Relief have provided funding to enable a group of people with learning disabilities to tell the world that they are not “scroungers”.  This is their story.