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25 Exceptional Years

25 Exceptional Years

25 Exceptional Years

Thursday 25 January, 2018

2017 was a very important year for the Real Life Options Group as it marked our 25th anniversary since being founded on 23rd March 1992.We are really proud of how successful the Real Life Options Group has become since our humble beginnings being organised from the home conservatory of our founder David Wandless. Today the Group25 Exceptional Years has grown into a national organisation, providing support for 1,486 people and employing 1,854 staff.


As one of the leading care and support providers in the UK, the Real Life Options Group has an excellent reputation for providing person-centred care and services to support people to live their lives the way they want to. Working closely with over 40 different local authorities in England and Scotland, we are known for providing self-directed support to ensure people have equal rights as citizens, to maximise their independence and social inclusion and to exercise choice about their own lives.


Chief Executive David Sargent said, “This is a really exciting time for the Real Life Options Group. It has taken a long time to build the national presence of the organisation to what it is today and it’s great that 25 years on our approach is still very much focused on the importance of delivering excellent person-centred services to put people in control of their own lives. Our long term vision for the Group is to continue to build upon what we are already doing well and push the boundaries of innovation in how people are supported to best achieve their potential.”

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