Real Life Options

Charity registered in Scotland SC045939

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.


Current opportunity

We are committed to offering exciting opportunities based on trust and mutually agreed expectations. Volunteer selection is based on skills, experience, values and interests of the applicant being matched to the skills profile. All interested volunteers should complete our application form and submit to the local office or via the link on the Real Life Options website. Applicants who we believe match our criteria to carry out the role will be invited to an information and selection meeting. The meeting makes up part of the recruitment process and will allow RLV to select suitable applicants who will then be invited to the RLV induction course and complete additional training as required. Are varied and dependent on the needs of the people we support. We try to match volunteers to people with similar interests and provide opportunities for volunteers to utilise existing skills and knowledge. • Chatting to and befriending people we support • Home checks to make sure vulnerable people are safe and well • Everyday practical household tasks • Provide information and support to allow people to make informed choices about their lives • Assist with shopping • Support with correspondence • Provide transport • Support with social outings • Assisting with pet care • Assist with food preparation • Prescription collections