Association for Real Change offers a range of services for members.

Our main services are outlined below. For more information on the services that we provide follow the links below or if there is a service you would like to receive but do not see listed then contact us.

Image: Active Support Practice Development ServiceARC UK Active Support Practice Development Service

Through a dedicated and committed team, the ARCUK Active Support Practice Development Service (ASPDS) aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in developing real person-centred approaches to support.

Active Support is a model of support which ensures that people are supported to participate in every aspect of their daily lives irrespective of degree of intellectual disability.

Services who have already been supported with the implementation of Active Support have said that the model has transformed the lives of people they are supporting and staff have a better understanding of what their job role is.

Image: ARC Disclosure Service Disclosure Service

Association for Real Change is one of the leading Umbrella Bodies registered to carry out the full range of criminal records checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service, Disclosure Scotland and Access NI.

The Association for Real Change Disclosure Service supports both large and small employers throughout the UK to carry out the full range of criminal record checks.

Image: Consultancy ServicesConsultancy Services

Sometimes having someone who understands the difficulties, but can step back and take a more objective view is just what is needed. Association for Real Change’s experienced staff are able to support providers to deal with some of the more challenging issues which may arise.

Association for Real Change offers a variety of Training qualifications and packages, some of which are developed through the many projects we are involved in,which can be tailor-made to meet your organisation’s specific requirements.

Image: Information ServiceInformation Service

Members receive information about developments in learning disability services, projects, publications, news, events, best practice and policy.

Association for Real Change has a part time information officer who is ready to answer queries on a range of topics related to providing a service to people with a learning disability, either by phone, email or letter.

Image: ARC Training ServicesARC Training Services (ATS)

Is one of the largest assessment centres for the Care Sector in the UK.

We specialise in supporting providers of Learning Disability Services. Based at head office in Chesterfield, we offer Training Services, throughout England and Wales. ARC Northern Ireland and ARC Scotland offer Training Services tailored to their cultural and legislative needs.