Everyone should feel valued and have a sense that they belong in their community. Individuals are supported to explore opportunities to connect with others who have shared interests. People are encouraged to contribute to their communities, learn new skills and try new experiences that enables greater independence.
For people who have greater independence and a lower level of support needs, we match staff with similar interests to help them achieve their goals, maintain their independence and grow in confidence. For others who require greater support, we build community connections and engage in activities that appeal to and stimulate the senses.
People can be supported in their own homes, at a day service or educational venue, within a supported living context or a residential setting. Support is always personalised and varies hugely, with no two days being the same. Our support staff are complemented by Real Life Volunteers, who offer their time to enhance the support received and are fully trained, vetted and committed to helping people to live a full and meaningful life.
Click on a case study below to read how we support people in the community.
5th – 11th February marks National Apprenticeship Week! The week celebrates the achievements of apprentices around the UK and the positive impact they make to communities, businesses, and the wider economy. [caption id="attachment_12645" align="alignright" width="238"] Michelle O'Neil[/caption] The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2024 is ‘Skills for Life’ which encourages people to consider how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop…Read More
Congratulations are in order to our Longcroft Care Home service who achieved a level 5 and 6 grade following their Care Inspectorate inspection on 20th and 21st November 2023. The unannounced inspection looked at two key questions; ‘How well do we support people’s wellbeing’ and ‘How good is our leadership’. Feedback from the report states that “performance was sector leading,…Read More
And the votes are in! Our annual Christmas card competition was hugely successful this year! A big thank you to all the people we support who took part and submitted their designs. All entries were incredible and it was fantastic to see all the creative designs from across the UK. Huge congratulations to Carol from Stockton-on-Tees for winning first place…Read More
We are delighted to share the results of our latest My Voice Survey, ‘My Wellbeing – Feeling Safe.’ Across 40 services, 202 people we support responded to the survey providing us with the highest response rate to date on any of our previous My Voice Surveys. Real Life Options believe that everyone should have the opportunity to use their own voice.…Read More
Huge congratulations to the 2023 Real Heroes winners. The Real Heroes Awards recognise and reward outstanding individuals across Real Life Options – both staff and the people we support. This year, we wanted to hear about how nominees were committed to our Real Life Options Values (Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Excellence), as well as how they promote the ‘My Voice’…Read More