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 …
Having our Say is our involvement policy. It was written by us.
I used to panic in a room with lots of people. Now I can sit in a room and listen to what people say.
It feels really good to be involved, people really listen to me.
I want to be right in the middle of making decisions.
I would like to sit at the top table and speak about how my life is changing.
We already have a level of involvement and aspiration to improve this. The Charter has acted as a catalyst for this.
We are rolling out person centred plans for everyone in the organisation who wants one.
The Charter has helped me do more on my own.
I feel comore 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’.
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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.
The Charter is a brilliant template for organisations on the inclusion journey.
The Charter has helped because our involvement is in writing and to see it on paper makes us proud.
It’s better since using the Charter, you can choose your own staff.
ARC Scotland works with
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.
Charter for Involvement
The Charter for Involvement is unique in Scotland as it was written and developed by people who use services for service providers to make involvement better for everyone.
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. Here is a clip called…
We specialise in supporting providers of services to people with learning disabilities and our staff have a wealth of experience in this field.
Find out how ARC Scotland and the National Involvement network help you to get involvement right…
Conferences, News, Presentations and Reports
Posted on 17 April, 2013 | No CommentsThis objective of this document developed by members of the Scottish Transitions Forum (ARC Scotland) is to not only inform policy but also to fundamentally change the way we do things in Scotland in the area of Youth transitions, from the top down and the bottom up.
Posted on 29 January, 2013 | No CommentsThis report brings together the feedback from delegates who attended "The Future for Learning Organisations” event in November 2012, the purpose of which was to support and inform those involved in the learning and development of social care workers in Scottish social services.