Oscar: A visual minute taker

See how Oscar is developing his skills as a graphic facilitator with Changing Our Lives.Read more

Katy's Story

Katy explains how a Direct Payment has enabled her to take control of her life.Read more

Sonja's Story

Sonja has been employed in Sandwell council for 10 years and is flourishing in her career.Read more

Marion's Story

Marion’s story reveals the impact of community connecting.Read more

Caprice's journey to university

When Caprice began working with us, she was quiet and lacked confidence and self-belief. She’s now a striking, confident young woman in her third year of university. Here are her thoughts on her journey.Read more

Beth's New Life

Beth left school at the age of 19 with no robust plans in place. Her mum was very concerned about what the future held for Beth.Read more

Jayne's ordinary life

Changing Our Lives supports disabled people to live an ordinary life.Read more

Lesley: Connecting to the real world

Lesley started working with us as part of a poetry project called Poet’s First! This was an ideal project for Lesley as she reads and writes a lot, and at the time spent lots of time alone pursuing these interests.Read more

David's Story

David was labelled as ‘difficult’ and ‘challenging’ but as a result of powerful family advocacy, now lives in his own home.Read more

Jenny's Story

Jenny’s life story told from her experiences in a long stay hospital in her late teens through to her life now, in her own home and out on the town!Read more