What people say
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.
People now have a voice and are feeling empowered!NIN Member
Good example of partnership working, Council representatives share information and listen to Providers.Provider Forum Member
Members seek to look for all opportunities to partnership working.Provider Forum Member
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
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.
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.
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 a brilliant template for organisations on the inclusion journey.
People don’t think I could do the things I do and I have loved proving them wrongNIN Member
Watch the film: Members of Borders Providers forum discuss their work
ARC Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government 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.