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.
Real Life Options would like to invite the people we support and their families & guardians to get involved in a nationwide survey. We want to find out what you think about the support we provide, what we do well and what we could do better. To thank you for taking part, we will hold a draw where 10 people…Read More
Each year, the Asda Foundation invests over £1.4M to more than 4000 good causes through Green Token Giving. In store Green Token Giving is currently on pause due to Covid restrictions so Asda are trialling an online version across a select number of stores. The Asda Foundation and the St. Leonards store in Dunfermline have selected Real Life Options as…Read More
Real Life Options is pleased to announce that Shrewsbury based Affinity Homecare is now part of the Real Life Options Group. Affinity Homecare is a well-established care at home provider based in the West of England. With around 45 permanent staff, the business offers a comprehensive range of personal care services to facilitate independent living for 71 people. The company…Read More
Real Life Options is proud to celebrate National #VolunteersWeek 2021 and recognise the army of volunteers who continue to support the nation throughout the pandemic. Over the last twelve months, we are pleased to announce that 157 Real Life Volunteers have delivered 2,400 volunteering hours across the UK. One such volunteer is Mike from Glasgow who has provided essential shopping…Read More
It’s a hive of activity in Dunfermline as staff and people we support are forging big plans for a new community Hub. Service Manager George McGarry and his team have found a great location in the town centre. It’s close to lots of amenities and ideal for those travelling by car, public transport or on foot. The Hub aims to…Read More