Every person is unique and communicates in a way that is meaningful to them. We believe their voices should guide their support, inspire communities and influence the wider organisation. We use a selection of decision-making and communication profiles to help match people to a staff team with the knowledge and experience that best suits their needs. People’s voices are important to us – so we ask them to share their views on the support they receive through our People We Support Survey. We use their responses to continuously review our service and improve the support experience.
There is also the opportunity for people to get involved and have their views represented by Real Life Option’s advocates. This may be through forums, meetings or events where people we support, family members/carers and other support professionals share experiences and work together for positive change. Advocates have the opportunity to meet with the Real Life Options Board and Leadership Team to influence organisation decision-making and policy. Challenges faced by the people we support are shared with our membership organisations who lobby for change on their behalf.
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It’s time to get ready for our annual Christmas card competition! We’d love for the people we support to get creative and design a Christmas Card, showcasing their best artistic skills. The competition is open to all people we support. The winner will receive a £50 cash prize and will have their design turned into an actual Christmas card which…Read More
We are delighted to have recently received £1900 from Fife Housing Group, as part of this year’s Giving Something Back Grant. We enjoyed attending Fife Housing Groups ‘Pitches, prizes and pizza’ event to celebrate. The grant will go towards various projects which will make a difference to the lives of the amazing people we support in Fife. Some of the funds…Read More
Real Life Options would like to invite the people we support and their families and guardians to complete the latest My Voice Survey. The survey entitled ‘How We Support People’ contains questions that were part of the original survey which was launched 18 months ago. The survey was well received, and we felt it was important to revisit these questions…Read More
The Real Life Options Group is pleased to share its Corporate Safeguarding, Adult Support and Protection (CSASP) Group Annual Report for 2021-22. 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
Staff from our service in Longcroft recently braved the Hunter Foundation’s 24k Kiltwalk, raising £795 for Real Life Options. Inspired by the people we support, the team walked from Edinburgh to Musselburgh and back. The money raised from the Kiltwalk is going towards an outhouse, and the development of an outdoor garden area at our service in Longcroft. The outdoor…Read More