Change that leads to better lives

Getting back in touch with old and new friends, families and communities

Paul from My Life My Choice shares his experiences of being part of a number of different communities and the positive impacts of making a difference to other people's lives.

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Paul My Life My Choice

My name is Paul and I am a Vice-Chair of My Life My Choice.

The pandemic has been very hard

The pandemic has been very hard on people as I’m sure you will know.

There have been lots of things people have done to keep themselves entertained and happy

There have been lots of things people have done to keep themselves entertained and happy.

Paul's diamond art

Some have been doing diamond art like me.

Getting back in touch with old and new friends, families and communities

Others have gotten back in touch with old and new friends, families and communities.

My blog is about this.

Neighbourhood Watch scheme

An old but great community I have been a part of is my local Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

Paul keeping my local area and people safe

I have been working with them to keep my local area and people safe.

My brother is also part of the scheme

My brother is also part of the scheme.

My Life My Choice

Another community I have been involved in is the community of a self-advocacy charity called My Life My Choice.

Keep it tidy

I have supported their young people do a litter pick to help clean-up the local area.

Pauls Police Forum

I have taken part in their Police Forum along with other members to support those with learning disabilities report things to the police.

Pauls Helping and packing

I have also helped with packing and delivering a monthly mailout to all of their members.

Church

A new community I have joined is the Church.

Meeting new people

I’ve gone to their gatherings and have met lots of new people.

Helping others

The Church and I have helped other people too, like the homeless.

Being part of these communities

I have enjoyed being part of these communities.

helped me grow

They have helped me grow.

keep calm

They have helped me keep calm.

new skills

They’ve helped me learn new skills.

help others

They have also given me the chance to help others.

Its great

I also like to think: if you don’t try it, you won’t know how great it can be.

Please take this away from my blog!

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