What people say
We have worked in partnership with ARC Scotland to offer our staff the best training and learning opportunities. They are an organisations that works well in partnership and communicates clearly.
It has given me a lot of confidence, something to achieve that I thought I couldn’t do. By looking at my SVQ work, my assessor could see potential in me that I couldn’t see. It’s good to get that feedback.
I have seen a difference since beginning my SVQ, it gives you time to stand back and reflect on your practice and have a better understanding of why we do things.
ARC have encouraged active participation of people we support, people have become much more involved in decision making. It has made a huge difference.
ARC keeps the focus very real, on the people we are supporting and staff. They are very grounded in the real issues for people.
The information we get from ARC is huge, giving us updates from other areas we can tap into to help our work.
The Scottish Transitions Forum has been great at helping us to find our way through all the different legislation and get ideas to solve problems and address issues.
We have benefited from the Scottish Transitions Forum bringing different sectors together and giving us an opening to work jointly with other partners.
SOLD have kick-started meaningful discussions that highlight issues across the criminal justice spectrum. I have participated in training and network events that have brought people from a vast range of sectors.
The work that People First and ARC are doing provides direct feedback from people with learning disabilities … it is hugely powerful and can be fed-back to the people who can change things.
People that we are going to come into contact with through the criminal justice system, such as sheriffs, police officers, solicitors all need to be trained about people with learning difficulties.
People like us who commit a crime should still get help to understand the procedures we go through.
The training (Champions for Change course) taught me to understand the process of trying to bring about change. We are using a format from the training to help us work on issues about local bus transport.
The Keep Safe scheme will be a real help to people with a learning disability. We are often shouted at, called names and bullied when we are out and about in the streets. ARC Scotland has helped us.
Not everyone can get to NIN meetings, so we have to go to them. We plan to set up NIN groups in other parts of Scotland.
For us (the Charter) has become a quality assurance standard and the people we support keep us informed if we are not doing things as we should. It has made a big difference to us.
The Charter is our voice, telling what support we need to be involved.
20 years in a job – it refreshed my enthusiasm
More confident when challenging poor practice – and advocating for Service Users Rights in relation to their care plans.
I have managed to encourage and support a service user to go on a bus independently which has totally changed their life for the better. Most rewarding part of my career so far.
Everyone has an equal voice and are given that opportunity.Fife Provider Forum
Members seek to look for all opportunities to partnership working.Fife Provider Forum
Accurate, concise notes are shared quickly.Fife Provider Forum
Good example of partnership working, Council representatives share information and listen to Providers.Fife Provider Forum
I take knowledge and information that I may otherwise not have known back to discuss with Management Board/Staff Team.Fife Provider Forum
Welcome to ARC Scotland
"..the fairy godmother of partnership working”
ARC Scotland leads and facilitates local and national partnerships and networks that involve hundreds of professionals and supported people across Scotland.
These capitalise on the willingness of organisations and individuals to work together for the benefit of supported people. We believe this is precious resource that should be nurtured.
ARC Scotland Training is a Social Enterprise that delivers SQA accredited and specialist training of the highest quality to hundreds of professionals each year. Surpluses generated are invested in the project activities shown above.
- Annual Review 2015
Written and developed by people who use services to make involvement better for everyone. Read the charter and download for free.READ MORE
SOLD aims to reduce offending and improve support for offenders with learning disabilities in Scotland.READ MORE