Welcome to ARC Scotland
"..the fairy godmother of partnership working”
ARC Scotland exists to improve the quality of life for people who have a learning disability or other support need. We do this by helping anyone who is involved in the delivery of support and services.
ARC Scotland is the organisation that makes partnership working a reality for hundreds of large and small organisations and supported people across Scotland- and we know our work makes a real difference to people’s lives.
We consistently score very highly in our evaluations. Here are some examples of how people rated us in 2013/14:
We increase the knowledge and understanding of people in the social care sector
Our average score was 4.5 out of 5 (676 responses)
We help people to feel more motivated and committed
Our average score was 4.3 out of 5 (651 responses)
We help to make a real difference to people’s lives
Our average score was 4.4 out of 5 (526 responses)
We have a deep understanding of the social care sector
Our average score was 4.9 out of 5 (561 responses)
Please call or email to discuss how we can help you:
What people say …
The Charter has helped because our involvement is in writing and to see it on paper makes us proud.
I used to panic in a room with lots of people. Now I can sit in a room and listen to what people say.
Having our Say is our involvement policy. It was written by us.
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.
I take knowledge and information that I may otherwise not have known back to discuss with Management Board/Staff Team.Fife Provider Forum
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.
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
It’s better since using the Charter, you can choose your own staff.
I would like to sit at the top table and speak about how my life is changing.
The Charter has helped me do more on my own.
Members seek to look for all opportunities to partnership working.Fife Provider Forum
We are rolling out person centred plans for everyone in the organisation who wants one.
Good example of partnership working, Council representatives share information and listen to Providers.Fife Provider Forum
I want to be right in the middle of making decisions.
Everyone has an equal voice and are given that opportunity.Fife Provider Forum
Accurate, concise notes are shared quickly.Fife Provider Forum
The Charter is a brilliant template for organisations on the inclusion journey.
It feels really good to be involved, people really listen to me.
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
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.
We already have a level of involvement and aspiration to improve this. The Charter has acted as a catalyst for this.
I thoroughly enjoyed today’s meeting and look forward to attending more.Service Manager, Cornerstone
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
The tiger says ‘we have the power and strength to make this happen’.
ARC Scotland … the fairy godmother of partnership workingServices ManagerCornerstone
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The Scottish Transitions forum has just released the updated Principles of Good Transitions Guidance for any profession working in pre to post school transitions and beyond. Free to download click on to read more.
10 years of putting our heart and sole into training
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.
Watch the video – Members of the National Involvement Network explain how the Charter empowers people »
The Scottish Transitions forum has just released the updated Principles of Good Transitions Guidance for any profession working in pre to post school transitions and beyond.
The Supporting Offenders with Learning Disabilities (SOLD) network has received funds from the Scottish Government Community Justice Department to support our work over a three-year period.
We specialise in supporting providers of services to people with learning disabilities and our staff have a wealth of experience in this field.
Posted on 1 July, 2014 | No CommentsARC Scotland works with a huge number of people who are taking a leadership role in changing their own lives, changing services and communities, and making their contributions to their own communities. This section celebrates the work of these Citizen leaders. For more on information on Citizen Leadership please click here http://arcuk.org.uk/scotland/citizen-leadership/