The amount that we’ve paid to members has increased each financial year.
In 2012/13 we paid £2.685 to people with learning disabilities.
In 2013/14 it was £2,944.
In 2014/15 it was £3,845.
And in 2015/16 it was £6,398.
At the end of April, we worked out what it was for 2016/17. It’s a massive £14,862 – which is a 132% increase on last year!
We hope to see a similar growth in our projects and the amount we can pay people happen next year.
Despite the proven benefits of having a job, just 6.8% of learning disabled people using social care are in work (VODG, 2016). At My Life My Choice, we consider paying people with learning disabilities to be a core part of how we are fighting injustice.