Please help us keep Our Vision Our Future open. Continued cuts to social care means we need to find additional funding to keep going.

Welcome to Our Vision Our Future! We are a self advocacy group based in Chesterfield, run by and for adults with learning disabilities. All the decisions that move our group forward are made by the members themselves. As they say, 'Don't ask our support workers, ask us!'

We are proof that self advocacy can change lives. Many people who come to us have been told for years that they can't do the things they want to do. Not true! Through the mutual support, knowledge and information members share with each other they grow in confidence, learn about their rights and are more able to make decisions that are good for them and make them happy.

We support people to be as independent as possible. Because members are fully involved and know their views are being taken seriously, they are more willing to speak up and make choices for themselves. They are happier, more relaxed and confident. Self esteem and self worth improves health and wellbeing.

With the right support so many things are possible - have a look at our annual report for full details. These are just some of the activities we've arranged this year:

  • Cycling in Queen's Park
  • Horseriding
  • Swimming at Hathersage pool
  • Tabletennis
  • Demonstrating
  • Tai Chi
  • Having fun!
Horse riding
Tai chi

Our Mission Statement

Meet our members
#3: Emma Kellet


I live in...
Hasland, Chesterfield

Hobbies and interests
Walking my dog Smokey, doing Arrow words, animals, socialising.

What I like about OVOF
Making new friends, discussing different topics eg cancer awareness; going on outings, eg Graves Park and events such as diversity.