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.
Our Longcroft team took part in Cerebral Palsy Scotland’s Dragon Boat Race on 10th September 2023 to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Scotland. Thanks to a host of fantastic supporters, the team surpassed their initial target of £1,500, raising an impressive £1,567! To celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the Dragon Boat Race, 10 staff members from Longcroft, as well…Read More
A huge congratulations to our Hawick service on their fantastic Care Inspectorate feedback following their recent inspection. The service achieved a level 6 grade on the key question ‘How well do we support people’s wellbeing?’. Feedback from the inspection found that ‘performance was sector leading with outstandingly high outcomes for people.’ The fantastic grade was achieved through an in depth…Read More
Monday 3rd July was a memorable day as our Sheffield Day Centre opened its doors for the first time in its new building. In May 2022, Real Life Options responded to a tender from Sheffield City Council to take over a struggling day service. Out of 26 providers who showed interest, Real Life Options were one of three providers who…Read More
We are delighted to share the results of our latest My Voice Survey, My Home: How Person Centred Is My/Your Support. We were grateful to receive surveys from 64 people we support, and 244 support staff. Real Life Options believe that everyone should have the opportunity to use their own voice to make their own choices. Decisions surrounding our homes…Read More
A huge congratulations to the team at our Bisley Drive service on their incredible feedback following their recent Care Quality Commission inspection in April, achieving an ‘Outstanding’ rating on a key question, “Is the service well-led.” Located in Tyne and Wear, the service provides short stay respite care for adults with learning disabilities and autism and was praised for how…Read More