Real Life Options’ expanding support staff join us from a variety of backgrounds and from all walks of life, bringing a wealth of experience, qualities and skills. Some individuals choose to work in health and social care from leaving school whilst others make it a career choice later in life. Whilst experience may be desirable for certain roles, we invest in first class training for individuals who are willing to learn and who have a positive approach and a can-do attitude.
Joining Real Life Options as a Support Team member, you’ll have regular contact with the people we support. Your role will be to ensure that people have access to facilities and new experiences, and are supported to live a life with choices and one that is free from harm. Support Team roles include Support Workers, Supported Living Leads, and Team Coordinators led by Service Managers and Heads of Operations. In addition, Support Team colleagues are assisted by operations focused administrative and quality assurance personnel.
20th-26th March marks Down Syndrome Awareness Week, a week where people come together to advocate for the rights, inclusion and wellbeing of people with Down Syndrome. This week, Real Life Options join organisations around the world in talking about, and raising awareness of Down Syndrome. To kick start the week we spoke to Julia, our Head of Operations (South England) whose…Read More
Real Life Options would like to invite the people we support and their support workers to complete the latest My Voice Survey. This survey focuses on questions about your home and your support. We believe that everyone should have a real choice and a real voice and this survey forms part of our ongoing commitment to person centred support. We…Read More
Much needed specialised supported living development officially launched for adults with disabilities in Swadlincote. Residents have been welcomed into a new specialised supported living development in Swadlincote, Derbyshire in an official opening ceremony. The development comprises eighteen apartments at the site on Coppice Side in Swadlincote that benefit from an array of technical solutions and large open spaces to enable…Read More
We are delighted to share the results of our latest My Voice survey How We Support People 2022. The survey revisits questions taken from a survey of the same name launched over 18 months ago, to see how the thoughts, feelings and experiences of the people we support, and their families and guardians had changed over time. It is the…Read More
We were delighted to recently speak to Jake from Scotland about his rewarding volunteering job, working in a local charity shop for an impressive three and a half years, and counting! At Real Life Options, we believe everyone should feel valued and have a sense of belonging within their community, so, when Jake and his support worker, Evelyn noticed the…Read More