David has lived in his own home now for six years and enjoys a lifestyle enriched with experiences, thanks to the creativity and flexibility of his care. In his updated Ordinary Life Book, David and his mom, Helen, share the advantages, as well as the potential drawbacks, of having a direct payment, and foreground the importance of taking a person-centred approach to care and support, where individuals with disabilities are encouraged ‘to live, not exist’.

Click here to read David's book.

Click here to hear David talking about what an ordinary life means to him.