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Supporting people to achieve their potential

About Us

Real Life Options was first established in 1992 to support and empower people with learning disabilities and autism to have more choice and greater control over their lives. Over the last three decades, we have grown to become a national provider of social support and care while staying true to our core ethos. 

We support people across the UK to develop their independence and achieve their potential. We recognise that to be excellent in our field, we need to truly understand and champion the changing needs and aspirations of the people we support. Through partnerships with families, thought-leader organisations and professional services, we believe in constantly evolving and providing a person-centred approach at every step in an individual’s support journey.  

To complement our core services, 1st Homecare joined the Real Life Options Group in 2014 followed by Montana Home Care in 2019 and Affinity Homecare in 2021.  These businesses provide personalised care at home support for older people, enabling them to retain their independence whilst continuing to live in their own homes. 

Group Structure

The Real Life Options Group is comprised of Real Life Options, 1st Homecare, Montana Home Care and Affinity Homecare. Real Life Options is a registered charity in England and Scotland that supports people with learning disabilities and autism.  1st Homecare, Montana Home Care and Affinity Homecare are businesses which enable older people to have greater independence through care at home services.

Our Leadership Team is responsible for leading the charity’s day to day operations as well as its strategic direction. They are accountable to the Board of Trustees by ensuring that the organisation meets its legal responsibilities and creates a sustainable business for the benefit of the people supported by the Real Life Options Group.

 

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  • Bathgate Broomfield Dunfermline Services East Dumbartonshire Services East Lothian Outreach Elgin Falkirk Outreach Fraserburgh Glasgow Balmore Service Glasgow Glenwood Service Glenrothes Hawick Inverurie Lilywynd Longstone MacDuff North East Fife Services Porthleven West Fife Services West Lothian Housing Support
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Annual Review & Accounts

Our Annual Reviews are more than just a list of facts and figures. They contain amazing stories of how the people we support live interesting and rewarding lives. They also provide a small snapshot of the exceptional work that goes on at Real Life Options.

The title of our latest Annual Review is ‘Making Real Progress Together’. It is shown here as a flip book and is also available to download as a pdf file. To read previous Annual Reviews and see copies of our financial accounts, follow the links below.

  • England North
  • England Midlands
  • England South
  • Scotland
  • Bathgate Broomfield Dunfermline Services East Dumbartonshire Services East Lothian Outreach Elgin Falkirk Outreach Fraserburgh Glasgow Balmore Service Glasgow Glenwood Service Glenrothes Hawick Inverurie Lilywynd Longstone MacDuff North East Fife Services Porthleven West Fife Services West Lothian Housing Support
Bathgate Broomfield Dunfermline Services East Dumbartonshire Services East Lothian Outreach Elgin Falkirk Outreach Fraserburgh Glasgow Balmore Service Glasgow Glenwood Service Glenrothes Hawick Inverurie Lilywynd Longstone MacDuff North East Fife Services Porthleven West Fife Services West Lothian Housing Support

Our History

Real Life Options has a rich and varied history; from humble beginnings in 1992 to the nationwide support and care provider that we are today. From three residential services and one day centre in London, the Real Life Options Group has expanded to become a key provider with a growing network of support workers across England and Scotland.

To find out about our Real Life Options journey, view our road map here.

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  • England North
  • England Midlands
  • England South
  • Scotland
  • Bathgate Broomfield Dunfermline Services East Dumbartonshire Services East Lothian Outreach Elgin Falkirk Outreach Fraserburgh Glasgow Balmore Service Glasgow Glenwood Service Glenrothes Hawick Inverurie Lilywynd Longstone MacDuff North East Fife Services Porthleven West Fife Services West Lothian Housing Support
Bathgate Broomfield Dunfermline Services East Dumbartonshire Services East Lothian Outreach Elgin Falkirk Outreach Fraserburgh Glasgow Balmore Service Glasgow Glenwood Service Glenrothes Hawick Inverurie Lilywynd Longstone MacDuff North East Fife Services Porthleven West Fife Services West Lothian Housing Support

Meet the Leadership Team

At Real Life Options our Leadership Team strive to use their wealth of experience, knowledge and passion to drive continuous improvement and create impact, by making a positive difference to the lives of people we support. See below for a snapshot of what motivates them in their role as a Director at Real Life Options.

  • England North
  • England Midlands
  • England South
  • Scotland
  • Bathgate Broomfield Dunfermline Services East Dumbartonshire Services East Lothian Outreach Elgin Falkirk Outreach Fraserburgh Glasgow Balmore Service Glasgow Glenwood Service Glenrothes Hawick Inverurie Lilywynd Longstone MacDuff North East Fife Services Porthleven West Fife Services West Lothian Housing Support
Bathgate Broomfield Dunfermline Services East Dumbartonshire Services East Lothian Outreach Elgin Falkirk Outreach Fraserburgh Glasgow Balmore Service Glasgow Glenwood Service Glenrothes Hawick Inverurie Lilywynd Longstone MacDuff North East Fife Services Porthleven West Fife Services West Lothian Housing Support

Vision, Purpose & Values

At Real Life Options we have a clear person-centred vision to be recognised as leaders in enabling people to achieve their potential. Our purpose is to provide excellent social care and support. Everything we do is underpinned by our core values of respect, honesty, responsibility and excellence.

We live and breathe these values, from the way we support people to have greater control and choice in their life to developing our business strategy, how we connect with local communities and in the way we recruit and develop our staff and volunteers.

We are committed to cultivating an environment where the people we support are respected as equals, their rights as citizens are championed and they feel safe, secure and supported in their homes and communities.

We also provide a workplace where integrity and ownership is key, potential is developed and where innovation to drive change in social support and care is fully embraced.

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  • England North
  • England Midlands
  • England South
  • Scotland
  • Bathgate Broomfield Dunfermline Services East Dumbartonshire Services East Lothian Outreach Elgin Falkirk Outreach Fraserburgh Glasgow Balmore Service Glasgow Glenwood Service Glenrothes Hawick Inverurie Lilywynd Longstone MacDuff North East Fife Services Porthleven West Fife Services West Lothian Housing Support
Bathgate Broomfield Dunfermline Services East Dumbartonshire Services East Lothian Outreach Elgin Falkirk Outreach Fraserburgh Glasgow Balmore Service Glasgow Glenwood Service Glenrothes Hawick Inverurie Lilywynd Longstone MacDuff North East Fife Services Porthleven West Fife Services West Lothian Housing Support

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