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Before coming to My Life My Choice I was a recent History graduate from the University of Winchester. Whilst doing my degree I became interested in charities and people’s rights. Then I heard about My Life My Choice, a charity that self-advocates, changes attitudes and ‘powers-up’ people’s lives. I applied to the role of Advocacy Officer at My Life My Choice and was delighted when I was offered the job. 

I have now been with My Life My Choice for one month and this one month has been a blur. I have learnt and experienced so much. I have worked on countless Power-Up projects including DRILL Sex and Relationship and the Bridge Project as well as Transforming Care and Quality Checkers. 

I have also met countless inspiring people. Michael Edwards, one of the Founders and the President of My Life My Choice, as I discovered, is a very knowledgeable person about learning disability rights and working in charities. And I cannot forget to mention those who I met at my first visit to the Stingray Nightclub and those who I have worked closely with on Power-Up; Joan and Tommy are a laugh to talk to, and Pam, Jackie, and Dawn are some of the best people I have worked with in my five years of charity work.

Pam, Dawn, Jess, Jackie, Vicky (from the NDTi) and Lisa work together on DRILL Sex and Relationships research project.

After four weeks and many learnings later, I have to say that I’m excited for the next eleven months at My Life My Choice. I look forward to most of all is the NDTi away days in September.

Though work aside, My Life My Choice is right in the heart of Oxford and I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the area, going to the pubs and making new friends in this new city. 

I love my internship - it has been everything I wished for and more - an excellent way to build my career in charities but most importantly it has been a great way for me to help others. 

My Life My Choice is registered in England under charity number 1073247 at The Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website. To learn more, read our privacy policy.
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