Our Support Team
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.
Launch of the New Real Life Options Website
We are delighted to announce the official launch of our brand-new, fully-responsive Real Life Options website: www.reallifeoptions.org The new comprehensive site features a streamlined, modern design, improved navigation and functionality and easy access to a wealth of information that caters for multiple visitors, including job seekers, local commissioners and the people we support. Created with the user experience in mind,…Read More
People we support in the East Midlands have come together with staff to create an inspirational model village. It has been designed to help familiarise people with real places and situations to reduce any anxiety or worry in an imaginative way.What is the model village?The project is called ‘Our Community’, it is a hands on interactive experience for people to…Read More
The end of an era
In 2003, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Real Life Options Charitable Trust, we decided to support work in a country where large scale institutions still dominate the horizon. A decade on, I believe we have helped make a real change in how Bulgaria supports people with profound learning disabilities. We are accustomed to supporting people with learning disabilities…Read More
Making Memories that last
On Tuesday 2nd of September, 1st Homecare celebrated 10 years of providing exceptional support to people in the local community. Staff joined together to mark the occasion and celebrate our 10th year with a raffle for all of the carers with the opportunity to win 7 hours paid, an extra hour on their wages or wine or chocolate. Stunning cup cakes…Read More
No Half Measures
Lowland Care is working in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council, Association for Real Change Scotland (ARCS), Loreburn Housing Association (LHA) and Helen Sanderson Associates (HSA) to pilot person-centered practice in a home care setting, using person-centred assessment and related tools to completely redefine home care delivery and align it to individuals' aspirations using self directed support. The partnership is…Read More