It is important that people feel happy and loved and that they enjoy positive friendships and relationships. At Real Life Options, we support and encourage active participation from a person’s circle of support to enable them to have a sense of belonging and to feel valued.
Through relaxed meet and greet sessions, we’ll work directly with people and ideally their families and existing support network or health and social care professionals to get to know each other better and to match staff with similar hobbies and interests.
The people we support are actively involved when recruiting new team members and influential in any decisions made in connection with their support. We support and enable individuals to maintain and develop relationships with their family members, their circle of friends and people in the wider community.
“I like how my staff have known me for a long time and know how I like to be supported. I like to be encouraged to live independently."
Fay from Glasgow
"I enjoy my volunteering experience as it gives me a sense of enjoyment working with the people we support and other Real Life Options staff. It’s great to see people enjoy their time at the Centre and leave happy at the end of the day."
Connor, Volunteer West Lothian
“I have my own place that I look after and staff help me make sure I keep it tidy. They also help with my shopping and cooking.”
A person we support from Bathgate
"They do things that I ask them to do. I feel like I am the boss. Well, I am the boss!"
A person we support from Teesside
"The training here is brilliant, very interesting."
A staff member from Stockton-on-Tees