Our Telling It Like It Is project is a group of adults with a learning disability who are keen to have their voice heard. Originating out of the resettlement agenda and part funded by Belfast Health & Social Care Trust South-Eastern Health & Social Care Trust and the Western Health & Social Care Trust groups operate within local communities and hospital settings.
ARC is committed to increasing the capacity of people with a learning disability to have a say in issues that affect their lives. We do this by assisting them in developing new skills or experiences through providing in-house training, supporting their contributions to public consultation processes and enabling them to facilitate workshops, research or presentations at relevant events. A recent example was TILII facilitating a review of day services across their peer group who receive support from the Belfast Trust. TILII have also supported the evaluation of the recently launched Hospital Passport.
TILII’s hard work was acknowledged with an award at the Belfast Trust Chairman Awards evening and won ‘The People’s Award’ category at the inaugural National Learning Disability & Autism Awards in Northern Ireland.
ARC has supported 3 individuals becoming voluntary Lay Assessors within RQIA, whose role within inspections & reviews include interviewing service users and visitors about their experience.
If you wish to learn more about TILII please contact Louise Hughes on 028 9038 0965.