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.
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.
Do you have an idea for a local project or initiative? Would you like to support us in making a real difference to people’s lives? To find out more, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huge congratulations to Connor from Angus who recently raised £300 to support two local community projects. Inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore, Connor walked 101 miles around Forfar and Arbroath. Real Life Options staff June and Graham kept Connor company along the way. The sponsorship money is going to The Learning Tree Partnership which supports people with learning disabilities to…Read More
Service Manager Katie Murphy and her team in Newcastle were humbled when they got a message of thanks from Michael and his sister Anne. Michael has been supported by Real Life Options for many years. He loves community based activities and socialising with people. Michael was upset when the pandemic affected his ability to meet with his friends and family.…Read More
We’re looking for people we support, staff and volunteers to create short videos on a number of different topics to help keep people entertained at home. These will be added to our recently launched Virtual Entertainment Programme which includes a fantastic collection of exciting entertainment videos ranging from live music, singalongs, magic shows, art classes, cookery demos and much more...…Read More
We have recently launched a national Easter competition for all the people we support across the UK. Everyone is invited to design an Easter Egg - this can be handdrawn, painted, coloured in, drawn on a real egg - whatever you like! There will be 2 winners for this competition: 1 person we support and 1 staff member’s child/grandchild. The…Read More
Since the first lockdown began in 2020, hundreds of thousands of people have died. Too many lives have been cut short and millions have been bereaved. Behind the statistics and whatever the cause, every death has been devastating for the people left behind. Today, the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown, we reflect on our collective loss, support those…Read More