• Training

    We run a variety of training courses to help support and develop your organisation and the work it does. Check out our upcoming training here.
  • Workstreams

    We run a variety of meetings to bring organisations together to discuss issues of strategic importance. Check out upcoming workstreams here.
  • Representation

    We represent the sector at many externally facilitated meetings. Check out what work are feeding into here.

The announcement that the five HSC Trusts are to impose a £70m cut on health and social care services is a threat to people with a learning disability who rely on good quality social care, the organisations that provide that care, and the dedicated staff who work so hard to provide the support needed. Last year ARC NI told the Department of Health that supported living services had already soaked up funding freezes that amounted to a 15% cut. This year, we are still finding out the full cost of the “sleepovers time bomb” for our member organisations.  In England, a case involving Mencap has shown that sector organisations may owe £400m in back pay.  In Northern Ireland, HMRC are investigating learning disability providers to see if they owe back pay to their staff.  If so – this pay has not been funded by the HSC Trusts.  Additional funding is essential to ...