In 2014, My Life My Choice received funding from OXFAM, Co-op, Oxford City Council, and Comic Relief, to challenge the national media and politician's rhetoric labelling benefit recipients as scroungers.
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.
In this user-led film, a group of people with learning disabilities share their stories and tell the world that they are not “scroungers”.