ARC has a vast amount of knowledge and expertise in enabling meaningful engagement and can offer this to organisations through a consultancy role.
Ladder of Participation
With over 10 years of encouraging and enabling service user engagement, ARC can provide advice, guidance and tools for engaging people with a learning disability from seeking their views and opinions (consultation) through to involvement in organisational governance & meaningful decision-making processes.
Active Support is a model implemented by ARC driven by example and effective leadership and is highly effective when embedded throughout the organisation. Without an understanding of Active Support, staffs tend to provide too little, or too much assistance, with a tendency to provide less assistance to more disabled people and more assistance to more able people. This type of support is referred to as a Hotel Model of support.
Active Support can change this and assist in furthering the embedded culture within your organisation of meaningful people’s engagement. We work with managers to support their staff to develop positive behaviour support and protocols to ensure people are supported in a consistent way. This always leads to observational change in staff behaviour and measurable gains in client outcome.
For more information on any of the above please contact Leslie-Anne Newton (tel: 028 9038 0962)