Options For Life

Options For Life

Charity information

Options For Life

Options for Life is a not for profit voluntary organisation. We provide opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to improve their confidence, develop their skills, live as independently as possible and enjoy the same rights and opportunities as non-disabled people making choices about their own lives.
Based in Oldbury in the West Midlands we work with participants across the West Midlands, have a turnover of £2. 2million and employ over 100 staff.

Founded 1997

  • Mission statement

    Options for Life is an inclusive organisation which values people with learning disabilities, enabling them to advance their personal development, lead a full life within the community and have full and equal citizenship by:

    • developing preference and the ability to make choices
    • developing self-confidence and self-worth
    • developing communication and interpersonal skills
    • developing independent living skills
    • integrating into the wider community and having full access to all amenities


    The values and principles which underpin Options for Life’s work are:

    • developing and disseminating good practice
    • working in partnership with, and complimentary to, other providers
    • promoting equality of opportunities within the community, for people with a learning disability
    • increasing public awareness of the positive contribution that people with a learning disability make, and of their individual needs
    • recognising different abilities and needs, and responding to these on an individual basis
    • treating staff, volunteers and people with learning disabilities with equal value

  • Aims

    Options For Life aims to:

    • Options for Life is a not for profit voluntary organisation.
    • We provide opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to improve their confidence, develop their skills, live as independently as possible
    • and enjoy the same rights and opportunities as non-disabled people making choices about their own lives.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1997

    Registered Charity Number: 1064848

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 73

    Part time staff: 15

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 01215446611

    Address: Oak Green Lodge B68 8LR

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