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.
Click on a case study below to read how we support people’s relationships.
On Wednesday 1st November staff, and people we support made the journey to Dunfermline to attend ‘My Conference’. The conference by people we support, for people we support was the first event of its kind and gave attendees the opportunity to join together to share personal stories and experience of being supported by the Real Life Options Group. People took…Read More
Last week, our service in Stockton-on-Tees had a visit from Gary Philipson, Radio Presenter at BBC Radio Tees. Bev, whose daughter has been supported by Real Life Options for 20 years contacted BBC Radio Tees to give thanks to staff at the service for all the fantastic work they do. Bev say’s, “I listen to the radio a lot and…Read More
Wednesday 18th October was an exciting day as staff, and people we support at our Sheffield Day Centre hosted their first fundraising event and coffee morning in the services new building, raising an impressive £532. In the run up to the event, people we support had been hard at work with their support team to make products ready to be…Read More
The Real Life Options Group is pleased to share its Corporate Safeguarding, Adult Support and Protection (CSASP) Group Annual Report for 2023. The document provides an overview of the Real Life Options Group’s safeguarding governance during the last twelve months and the CSASP Group’s role in reviewing, monitoring and developing preventative strategies to ensure that individuals supported by our organisation…Read More
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