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Who We Are

Our Mission Statement

"We help people with learning disabilities and/or autism to fulfil their potential and live a full and happy life within their community" 

Who we are

Options for Life is a not for profit charitable business providing a range of innovative opportunities for people with learning disabilities. We support people with learning disabilities to live their lives to the full and advance their personal development, enabling them to enjoy the same rights and opportunities as non-disabled people.

The ethos of Options for Life fosters open relationships based on mutual respect, and helps to create a welcoming atmosphere. Options for Life ensures that people with learning disabilities have the opportunity to develop preferences and make choices. We support participants to develop their communication and social skills, improve self confidence and self worth and increase independent living skills.

The organisation complements and operates in partnership with other organisations.

Options for Life was founded in 1988, and today, it has a budget of around £2 million per year, approximately 100 paid workers, a team of volunteers, and a number of community hubs.

The main administration base is at Oak Green Lodge, Oak Green Way, Oldbury, B68 8LR. The telephone number is 0121 544 6611 and the fax number is 0121 543 4400. The email address is [email protected] and the website address is

Options for Life is a Registered Charity (number 1064848), and a company limited by guarantee (number 3341420). The organisation is led by a Board of Trustees and Directors, who meet quarterly each year, with sub committees dealing with specific matters meeting as required.