"I like coming to Options for Life because all of the staff are really kind and I really enjoy seeing all of my friends. I especially love going out for the day with support worker Carol as she makes me laugh. The staff at Options for Life let me do things on my own when I am with them, like pay for my own shopping, I like this because I like to be independent. I am a really good singer and I am in the choir at Options for Life."
We empower and enable adults with learning difficulties and/or autism to live full, healthy lives.
We put our participants at the heart of everything we do by empowering them to make their own choices. We take pride in ensuring our person-centred, community-based approach improves participant’s quality of life. We commit to working together to ensure the people we support live well by staying safe.
We continuously review and monitor the way we work at all levels, enabling us to focus on positive social, environmental and economic changes.
We focus on challenging inequalities and co-producing for better support, this is a topic that was highlighted through the Coronavirus pandemic.
Our services support and enable people so they do not feel socially isolated; support important routines for our participants with autism who need structure; support and recognise when there needs to be interactions with healthcare services, which can prevent hospital admissions; support and restore independence.
Our services also support families and carers who may have been supporting adults experiencing increased stress and anxiety and/or with cognitive or physical decline due to lockdown and disrupted services.
Charlotte's thoughts on our newly refurbished kitchen
funded by The Screwfix Foundation
"The kitchen looks really nice. I want to use the kitchen for cooking for my friend. It elevates my confidence when serving drinks to my friends."