About Real Life Options

Real Life Options is a registered Charity supporting people with learning disabilities to make choices and live their lives as they choose. Our work since 1992 has established Real Life Options as one of the leading care support providers in the UK.

Currently the Real Life Options Group has an annual turnover of £42m and employs over 2,000 staff. We now work across England and Scotland and are commissioned to 42 different local authorities. 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.

The Real Life Options Group is comprised of Real Life Options, a registered charity supporting individuals with learning disabilities and autism in England and Scotland and 1st Homecare, a company supporting greater independence by providing care at home services for older people.

Montana Home Care is now also part of Real Life Options. Montana is an award-winning care at home provider based in the central belt of Scotland. With around 60 permanent staff, the business offers a comprehensive range of personal care services to facilitate independent living for 160 people. Montana Home Care fits well with the organisation’s ambition to expand care at home provision in Scotland.

As a registered charity we support over 2,000 people across the UK to help 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.

We are managed by a Board of Management; which includes an independent Chair supported by Executive (paid) and Non-Executive (voluntary) Directors. Our Chief Executive leads the Executive Management Team with responsibility for leadership and the operational management of Real Life Options Group.