The first time ARC undertook any significant work in Wales was when it secured Lottery funding for a UK wide Training project.
The project surveyed training activity and training need across three ‘zones’ of England (North, Midland, and South) and Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
- More on the history of ARC in Wales…
ARC’s mission is to champion the development of high quality person centred services for everyone with a learning disability within the UK.
ARC seeks to put this ‘mission’ into practice by doing things such as:
- promoting and/or participating in research into improving services
- helping support staff to get appropriate training
- producing materials aimed at improving training or practice
- sharing information and advice between providers of services for the benefit of all
- working with people with learning disabilities themselves to develop best practice projects
- helping to change the way services are provided in line with current policies in the four countries
- assisting in better decision making by providing information to policy makers
- promoting a better understanding of the support needs and rights of people with a learning disability and their legitimate place in society, both nationally and internationally
- Find out more about ARC’s mission, values, aims and objectives.
The services we provide are based on the belief that promotion of choice, rights, independence, privacy, dignity and fulfilment for people we are supporting is the foundation of any good service.
Who’s who at ARC?
ARC’s Head Office is based in Chesterfield, and we have offices in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
For information on these teams visit the other country webpages.