Changing Thinking, Changing Practice, Changing Lives

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.

We want to help communities to respect, listen to and include people with a learning disability, autistic people and those with other support needs and their families.

To make this happen, we work alongside people and organisations throughout the United Kingdom that share our vision.

Our aims are to improve:

    • Knowledge and Rights
    • Choice and Control
    • Inclusion and Equality.

To do this we bring people together.  We support them to share different views and experiences.  We help them to agree and take action to achieve real change through:

We make real change happen through:

  • Research
  • Networking
  • Collective Advocacy
  • Policy
  • Training

See the ARC Strategy here

You can find more information on how our strategic vision is being delivered across the UK, as well as information on how to join or support our organisation, on our websites.
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3 October 2024, 9.30-11.30am
St George’s Centre, Great George St, Leeds LS1 3DL
England Office: 01246 555 043
Northern Ireland Office: 028 9038 0960
Scotland Office: 0131 663 4444