We all create our own version of an ‘ordinary life’. This might be going to the match with our mates, developing our career or having children. Disabled people and people with experience of mental health difficulties are often denied these everyday, ordinary aspects of life. We know with good support, information and access, no one is too disabled or too affected by mental health difficulties to lead an ordinary life.

These stories show you how people we have worked with, who have complex disabilities and/or mental health difficulties achieve an ordinary life:

Marion's Story: Making new friends

 Beth's new life: Sky's the limit

Jenny's story: From long stay hospital to nightclub

David: a home of my own

Caprice: My journey to university

Lesley: Connecting to the 'real world'

Jayne: Beyond Words