Aberdeenshire Self Advocates Group

Self Advocates Group1ARC Scotland facilitates a Self Advocates Group for people with Learning Difficulties in Aberdeenshire.

This group was originally part of the Progress Scotland Advisory Group. When the project ended the group decided to form a self advocate group so they could continue to have a say about issues that matter to them.

People come together to meet every 2 months from across Aberdeenshire. They represent their views and the views of other groups and forums they belong to.

The group has links with people in Aberdeenshire Council, Community Planning, and the NHS as well as with The Learning Disability Providers Forum.

If you are interested in becoming a member, or would like more information, please contact Julie Ritchie for further details:

Email – julie.ritchie@arcuk.org.uk

Telephone – 07854 737567

Address – ARC Scotland, Unit 20, Hardengreen Business Centre, Eskbank, Midlothian, EH22 3NX


The Scottish GovernmentThe Scottish Government funds ARC Scotland to facilitate Provider Forums in 8 local authority areas – Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee City, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Moray and Scottish Borders.

The aim is to improve the quality of life for people who have a learning disability by supporting anyone who is involved in the planning and delivery of support and services.