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.
I’m here now to support Senior Management and the Board. It’s important to have honesty and integrity and always to learn from mistakes.
- You can read more about the background and development of Real Life Options by reading about our history.