Our Telling It Like It Is project is a group of adults with a learning disability who are keen to have their voice heard. Originating out of the resettlement agenda and part funded by Belfast Health & Social Care Trust and South-Eastern Health & Social Care Trust groups were established in Belfast, Lisburn, Downpatrick and Muckamore Abbey Hospital.
ARC is committed to increasing the capacity of people with a learning disability to have a say in issues that affect their lives. We do this by assisting them in developing new skills or experiences through providing in-house training, supporting their contributions to public consultation processes and enabling them to facilitate workshops at relevant external events. A recent example was TILII facilitating a workshop during a ‘Vulnerable Witness Conference’ at the request of Queens University Belfast and Department of Justice.
ARC has supported 3 individuals becoming voluntary Lay Assessors within RQIA, whose role within inspections & reviews include interviewing service users and visitors about their experience.
If you wish to learn more about TILII please contact Louise Hughes on 028 9038 0965.