“Future Choices was founded in November 2008, due to the day centre “Choices” (Westburn Road) being axed due to local council cuts. The centre provided social inclusion and recreational activities for the disabled community. It also provided respite for the carers. Rather than be left with nothing, a few disabled service users got together and formed the now voluntary run charity to replace a wide gap in the local community. The charity is completely self funded and is now over 9 years old, and still going strong even now.
My mother hugely benefitted from getting regular social inclusion, gaining herself independence, self esteem. To have that taken away from her was absolutely wrong. So along with the former Treasurer Gladys, we formed the charity to plug the gap and to continue to provide a vital service to the local community.”
Chairman of Future Choices.