As you may be aware the outworkings of the Regional Learning Disability Day Opportunities Review (2014) have begun with each of the five Health & Social Care Trusts (HSCTs) facilitating Implementation Groups. Over the next 3-5 years Northern Ireland will see a change in provision for people with learning disabilities
Recently member organisations of ARC brought forward the challenges faced in finding and employing staff for specific roles in the social care sector. In response, ARC (NI) is piloting a one-year project called Getting Started, which aims to support 75 unemployed people to become support workers for people with a
This is the fundamental question in the new pilot project OPTIO, which ARC (NI) is launching in 2015, alongside its member organisations, European Social Fund and Belfast HSC Trust. OPTIO aims to combat economic inactivity by supporting people with a learning disability to explore who they are as an individual,
John Robinson, Membership and Communications Manager at ARC was knocked from his bicycle on Sunday 7 June. Tragically John died from the injuries he sustained. John had worked for ARC for 16 years and in that time was known and loved by the many people who came into contact with him.
The TILII Project has been going from strength to strength working vigorously to ensure the voice of people with a learning disability is heard and included. The Telling It Like It Is project is a group of adults with a learning disability who are keen to have their say on