Home is where the heart is. It is our safe space, a place where we belong and where we can express our personality. Real Life Options supports thousands of people across the UK to live as independently as possible in their own homes, supporting their every day choices about their home environment and the way they live their lives.
We provide support in a variety of settings and environments including independent living in people’s own homes, flats or bungalows, supervised complexes or in shared accommodation. Support may be shared or delivered on a one to one basis, depending on whether people live on their own or with other people. Where practical, we utilise assistive technologies within the home environment to aid accessibility, improve communication and support greater independence.
In addition to Supported Living services, Real Life Options supports people in residential care settings. We offer respite and short breaks for individuals whose families may need a helping hand in supporting their loved ones to live a healthy, safe and meaningful life. We also provide support in community environments where people have access to clubs, activities and facilities that meet their needs and interests and lead to greater choice and independence.
Click on a case study below to read how we support people in their home.
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