Ben McCay is advocate for people with learning disabilities and works as a consultant for the charity My Life My Choice.
Ben McCay joined My Life My Choice (MLMC) in September 2017 after he attended the Banbury self-advocacy group. He became more involved in the charity; joining Campion’s, a campaigning group and began working for MLMC as a consultant. He also undertook a training course at Oxford University to further develop his skills.
Subsequently he joined the Oxfordshire County Council Co-Production Board, which oversees the development of Adult Social Care projects across Oxfordshire. Ben became co-chair of the trustees at MLMC in November 2018 and still sit as co-chair today.
Ben enjoys traveling abroad, particularly places of historical interest. He loves going to the theatre to watch musicals and enjoys music festivals, live gigs and 80’s concerts.
"I want to be a spokesperson to get the voices of people with learning disabilities heard, taken seriously and to be seen as valuable not vulnerable."
Ben McCay was quoted and wrote a first person article in The Times about My Life My Choice’s ‘Don’t Lock Us Away’ campaign.