Our founder - David Wandless
Everyday we support somebody is a day out of their lives - we’ve got to get it right every time.”
During the 1980s, I witnessed the regimented and disempowering way in which people with learning disabilities were treated.
I wanted to help people to take control of their own lives and decided to set up Real Life Options in 1992 - starting in North West London with three residential services and a day centre.
I’m proud I saw the idea through; it still amazes me how much the organisation has grown. My hopes are that the organisation keeps to its culture, mission and values and ethos, so that I can rest assured that we always support people to the best of our ability.
- You can read more about the background and development of Real Life Options by reading about our history.