At Real Life Options, we aim to deliver initiatives based on improving wellbeing, supporting independence and building greater community connections. As part of this process, the people we support are heavily involved in coming up with amazing ideas for projects or activities which they feel would benefit themselves and others within their local community.
Current initiatives across England and Scotland include several garden and allotment refurbishments, providing quiet and sensory areas for people to socialise as well as themed events and celebration parties which are also enthusiastically underway.
Do you have an idea for a local project or initiative? Would you like to support us in delivering an initiative? Email: email@example.com.
Always Looking Out For Others
Irfan from Leeds, recently had the opportunity to put his caring nature into practice during a dramatic experience on the bus. During a bus journey to York, Irfan was seated behind two elderly ladies and when the bus arrived at York train station he was one of the first to notice that one of the ladies had fallen unconscious. After…Read More
People we support in the East Midlands have come together with staff to create an inspirational model village. It has been designed to help familiarise people with real places and situations to reduce any anxiety or worry in an imaginative way.What is the model village?The project is called ‘Our Community’, it is a hands on interactive experience for people to…Read More
The end of an era
In 2003, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Real Life Options Charitable Trust, we decided to support work in a country where large scale institutions still dominate the horizon. A decade on, I believe we have helped make a real change in how Bulgaria supports people with profound learning disabilities. We are accustomed to supporting people with learning disabilities…Read More
Making Memories that last
On Tuesday 2nd of September, 1st Homecare celebrated 10 years of providing exceptional support to people in the local community. Staff joined together to mark the occasion and celebrate our 10th year with a raffle for all of the carers with the opportunity to win 7 hours paid, an extra hour on their wages or wine or chocolate. Stunning cup cakes…Read More
No Half Measures
Lowland Care is working in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council, Association for Real Change Scotland (ARCS), Loreburn Housing Association (LHA) and Helen Sanderson Associates (HSA) to pilot person-centered practice in a home care setting, using person-centred assessment and related tools to completely redefine home care delivery and align it to individuals' aspirations using self directed support. The partnership is…Read More