Options for Life is a not for profit charity which supports and enables people with learning disabilities and/or autism to fulfil their potential and live a full and happy life within their community.
We focus on building open relationships based on mutual respect, giving our participants the opportunity to develop preferences and make choices in a safe, welcoming environment. This is delivered through our day opportunities service, domiciliary care service or both.
In order offer domiciliary care, Options for Life are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The charity was founded in 1988 by a group of volunteers in Oldbury, West Midlands. The original vision, which still holds true today, was to establish a project which would enable people with a learning disabilities and/or autism to develop skills and be treated with value and dignity in the community.
The organisation began with funding of just £18,000 a year for three years from the Opportunities for Volunteers scheme, and an increasing number of weekly sessions were developed.
Today the charity has an annual budget of £2 million, with over 60 staff.