In 2012 Association for Real Change was successful in securing a three year Project in England, funded by the Department of Health, to support member organisations to embed Active Support within their Services.

Active Support is an evidence based model of support that increases participation in everyday life for people with learning disabilities, at home and in the community. There is a considerable amount of evidence that shows that where Active Support is embedded within a service it has effectively increased the amount and quality of support provided by staff, to people with moderate to severe learning disabilities, enabling a person to have a better quality of life. People are supported to take part in their own lives with just the right amount of support to achieve successful outcomes.

The ‘Creating an Ordinary Life’ Project is a great opportunity to be kept informed, and supported to be at the forefront of service development in the learning disability sector.

During this three year project ARC will be working with 30 Association for Real Change Members across England and will offer five days support to each service, which includes Active Support training and on-site Interactive Training, as well as support with outcome monitoring and evaluation. We will also be producing newsletters throughout the project with updates about how the project is progressing.

Creating an Ordinary Life Newsletters:

Download the newsletters here:

Further Information:

If you would like further information about the project or want to find out more about the Active Support Service please contact: