The Association for Real Change (ARC)
The Association for Real Change (ARC) is a forward thinking national charity supporting providers of Learning Disability and Autism services, and through a range of projects and services, people with a learning disability, autism, or other additional support needs, and their families.
With offices in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, each nation country works to support the differing social care landscapes. We are known as ARC England, ARC Scotland and ARC Northern Ireland.
Support and develop
We improve practice by providing training that develops people’s awareness of rights and entitlements.
Connect and Liaise
We change thinking by facilitating networks that make connections and share experiences between professionals, people who need support and their families.
Influence and Voice
We challenge systems that can improve people’s lives by championing the voices of people with lived experiences and those who plan and deliver their support.
ARC's Vision is:
To achieve real change that puts people with a learning disability, autism, or other additional support needs at the centre of decision-making, and in the heart of their communities.
People with a learning disability, autism, or other additional support needs, and their families
Everyone involved in the provision of support for people and their families. This includes those who plan, provide, commission, develop policies and regulate support and services.
Northern Ireland Office: 028 9038 0960
Scotland Office: 0131 663 4444