Welcome to ARC ScotlandARC Scotland champions the development of high quality, person centred support for people with a learning disability or other support need. We pride ourselves in our effective and extensive partnerships with provider organisations, local authorities, people who use services and their carers across Scotland.
-Training and Learning: including SQA accredited options
-Networks and Forums: including supporting local forums for provider organisations and the Scottish Transitions Forum
-Conferences and Seminars: to promote new ways of working
-Strategies for Service User Involvement: including the acclaimed 'Charter for Involvement' and supporting the 'National Involvement Network'
-Opportunities to influence Policy: supporting provider organisations and people who use services to influence planning and delivery of social care services at a local and national level
We hope that you enjoy our website and look forward to hearing from you!
What people say …
The Charter has helped because our involvement is in writing and to see it on paper makes us proud.
You are a font of knowledge and it is so refreshing to attend a meeting and have folk like you who are able to contribute so much update. Thank You.TRFS
Members seek to look for all opportunities to partnership working.Fife Provider Forum
Thanks for your help with that – and thank you also for being so warmly welcoming yesterday – it’s not alway s easy to join groups that have been meeting for a while, but that was a really lovely experience yesterday and I am sure it will be a most welcoming forum for us to attend.Chief Executive, Mental Health Aberdeen
Having our Say is our involvement policy. It was written by us.
Everyone has an equal voice and are given that opportunity.Fife Provider Forum
It’s better since using the Charter, you can choose your own staff.
ARC Provider Forum SDS Joint workshops – very useful from Fife Council perspective to work together, identify issues and next steps on increasing joint working and awareness of SDS. Workshop report has fed into Fife’s SDS strategy.Fife Provider Forum
The Charter is a brilliant template for organisations on the inclusion journey.
I want to be right in the middle of making decisions.
We are rolling out person centred plans for everyone in the organisation who wants one.
Things dont need to be difficult to get your point across. It will let folk see that people with learning disabilities are not stupid and can say what they want very clearly.
I feel more confident, being able to sit and talk to people without having help. I would never have been able to do that before.
The tiger says ‘we have the power and strength to make this happen’.
We already have a level of involvement and aspiration to improve this. The Charter has acted as a catalyst for this.
ARC Scotland … the fairy godmother of partnership workingServices ManagerCornerstone
I take knowledge and information that I may otherwise not have known back to discuss with Management Board/Staff Team.Fife Provider Forum
Good example of partnership working, Council representatives share information and listen to Providers.Fife Provider Forum
I used to panic in a room with lots of people. Now I can sit in a room and listen to what people say.
The Charter has helped me do more on my own.
I thoroughly enjoyed today’s meeting and look forward to attending more.Service Manager, Cornerstone
It feels really good to be involved, people really listen to me.
Accurate, concise notes are shared quickly.Fife Provider Forum
I would like to sit at the top table and speak about how my life is changing.
ARC Scotland works with
10 Year Anniversary
10 years of putting our heart and sole into training
National Involvement Network
The aim of the network is to help people who use services to have more choice and control over their lives and to influence the organisations that provide services to them.
What is the Charter for Involvement?
Watch the video – Members of the National Involvement Network explain how the Charter empowers people »
ARC UK have developed a number of resources to help people with a learning disability and those who support them recognise and report mate crime. To link to a website…
We specialise in supporting providers of services to people with learning disabilities and our staff have a wealth of experience in this field.
Work Underway to Relaunch Charter for Involvement – Members of the National Involvement Network (NIN), supported by ARC Scotland, have been busy updating its Charter for Involvement and aim to organise its re-launch before the end of the year.
Conferences, News, Presentations and Reports