We’re here for you.

Supporting a lifestyle for people with a disability.

About our Service

Real Living Options predominantly provides one to one support to assist you in your home and to access your community. Support and assistance is provided to meet YOUR needs.

Community Access

Community Access can be a chance for you to get out and enjoy some social interaction, or you may want to do some shopping, go to the movies, visit the library... anything that involves going out into your community.

In Home Support

We can assist with all of the chores of daily living that you are having difficulty with such as cooking, keeping your home clean and tidy, helping with your laundry and and anything else you would like assistance with.

Career Opportunities

If you would like to work for us you can submit an application online through this website and we will contact you if we have a suitable position.

Celebrating over 25 Years of supporting people with a disability in Cairns

Real Living Options Association Inc. is a local family governed organisation that specialises in individualised support to assist people with a disability to have choice and control in their life.

We have been assisting and supporting people with a disability to have a lifestyle of their choice for over 25 years.

Real Living Options Association Inc. works collaboratively with people with a disability and their families/support networks to provide assistance on a one to one basis in the following ways:

 

  • To live in their own home or in the family home
  • To have and/or maintain independence
  • To participate in the community
  • To enjoy social and recreational activities

How we can support you

Community Access

Community Access can be a chance for you to get out and enjoy some social interaction, or you may want to do some shopping, go to the movies, visit the library… anything that involves going out into your community.

In Home Support

We can assist with all of the chores of daily living that you are having difficulty with such as cooking, keeping your home clean and tidy, helping with your laundry and anything else you need assistance with.

Discover the Real Living Options Difference

You tell us who you want to support you

At Real Living Options we try and match people by age, gender and interests based on the feedback and requests we get from each Participant. It's important that you enjoy the company of the person who is assisting and supporting you and look forward to seeing them. Depending on your needs and funding we will create a team to support you so you have consistency of support. If you don't like somebody you just need to let us know and we will do our best to find somebody more suitable.

We are a family service

Real Living Options was started over 25 years ago by the families of people who have a disability. Our Values and Mission are family based, and we welcome the involvement of families and extended networks when supporting Participants.

Person-centered support to meet YOUR needs

You direct your support needs and tell us what you want and how you want to be supported.

News and Updates

Celebrating 25 Years

Celebrating 25 Years

In 2021 Real Living Options celebrated 25 years of service in Cairns. We hosted a free BBQ on The Esplanade and had...