Real Life Options is a registered charity that supports people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK to have more choice and greater control over their lives. Our wealth of experience in providing individualised support packages including supported living models, outreach, residential care homes and respite breaks continues to grow year on year.
By working in partnership with individuals, their support networks and with sector-leading bodies, we seek innovative ways to ensure that the people we support have more choice and a real voice in how they live their lives. Through regular consultation and valuable feedback, we continually review and adapt our service provision, putting the people we support at the very heart of what we do.
Welcome to our latest edition of Real News Magazine which provides stories, highlights and updates from across the Real Life Options Group. The magazine is produced with an EasyRead summary on almost every page to make it more accessible for a wider audience. Real News is available to read and download from our website, is shared via our social medial…Read More
Real Life Options sends very best wishes to Heather Yuill from Livingston who retires shortly after a successful and happy career supporting people in her local community. Heather began supporting people with learning disabilities thirty years ago, initially in a hospital setting and then in a supported living environment. Heather saw first-hand how the move into their own home vastly…Read More
Real Life Options was delighted when St. Bartholomew Primary School in Wolverhampton agreed to a lockdown project that connected school children and members of their local community. Volunteering Manager Andrew Walker contacted Head Teacher Rachel Kilmister with an idea to brighten up people’s lives during lockdown. The school was happy to oblige and before long, students had created hundreds of…Read More
Huge congratulations to Connor from Angus who recently raised £300 to support two local community projects. Inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore, Connor walked 101 miles around Forfar and Arbroath. Real Life Options staff June and Graham kept Connor company along the way. The sponsorship money is going to The Learning Tree Partnership which supports people with learning disabilities to…Read More
Service Manager Katie Murphy and her team in Newcastle were humbled when they got a message of thanks from Michael and his sister Anne. Michael has been supported by Real Life Options for many years. He loves community based activities and socialising with people. Michael was upset when the pandemic affected his ability to meet with his friends and family.…Read More