Real Lives: Real Choices


Operating in County Durham, Real Lives: Real Choices help adults with complex needs reach their full potential in life.

They use creativity to empower adults that are neuro-diverse and suffer with their mental health to overcome barriers to learning and employment, plugging a vital gap in wider provision. This includes working with individuals leaving mental health hospitals, many of whom would be unable to integrate back into the community without support from RL:RC. Waiting lists have grown for their services.

The Fore’s funding will allow them to employ a Retail Development Worker to create a permanent space to sell the high-quality products made by charity users. This will provide RL:RC with a new income stream that can be invested in growth to meet demand.