Who’s who at Association for Real Change?

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Association for Real Change

ARC Scotland

James Fletcher, Director

Click here for details of the Scotland Team

ARC Northern Ireland

Leslie-Anne Newton, Director

Click here for details of the Northern Ireland Team

ARC England

Lisa Lenton, Director


Central Office (based in England)

Martin Anderson, Finance Director

Works from the Central Office in Chesterfield as the Finance Director dealing with all aspects of finance for the whole of ARC as well as Human Resources for the company.

Vicky Shirley, Operations (England) and Governance Co-ordinator

Vicky joined ARC in 2003 and has undertaken several roles and is now responsible for the general running of Central Office, based in England. She is also the PA to the England Director, Lisa Lenton and plans the member network meetings and events along with her colleagues, and oversees communications from ARC England.

In addition to this, Vicky carries out the governance administration for the Board, including being the PA to the ARC Managing Director.


Association for Real Change England

Lisa Lenton, ARC England Director

Lisa Lenton is the England Director for the Association for Real Change (ARC), joining in 2015. Her background includes working with learning disabled people and in public sector organisations.

Lisa works to represent the challenges of ARC England members to key sector stakeholders, including government departments, the regulator and local authorities.

Lisa is also currently the Chair of the Care Provider Alliance, the national collective voice of adult social care providers in England.

Liz Collins, Relationship and Communications Manager 

Liz joined ARC in 2020 from a background in digital marketing and journalism in the public and private sectors. She looks after our membership recruitment and renewals, and handles ARC England’s communications via our website and social media.

Lisa White, Administration Assistant

“I have been at ARC now for over 23 years. I do different tasks, people write what tasks they need doing in my book. I sort the post, test the fire alarms and emergency lighting and keep records of when these tests have been carried out.  I shred confidential documents,  photocopy, and scan documents as well as printing and putting together the Care Certificate packs.   I also use the computer and search the internet for various information related to my job.”


England Learning and Development Team

Angela DeLiddiard, Qualifications Centre Manager

Angela joined ARC as the Qualifications Centre Manager in November 2016 but has also worked for ARC as a Development Officer (ARC Assessor and IQA) for 15 years. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Health and Social Care and the Learning Disability Sector, having worked and trained in the field of Learning Disabilities for the best part of 30 years since leaving secondary education.

Angela is keen to support all the organisations that access the Centre and to listen to their unique requirements in order to enable them to achieve a qualified workforce that promotes quality services.

As someone who started their own learning journey and development through a YTS (Youth Training Scheme) all those years ago, Angela is passionate about staff development and training within the workplace, which promotes the delivery of a high quality, person focussed approach for the individuals we ultimately support.

Sally Tunstall, Learning & Development Co-ordinator – information coming soon…

Margaret Webster, Learning & Development Co-ordinator

I joined ARC in April 2008 as the Training Consortiums NVQ Registrar.  My role now includes overseeing the Workforce Development Funding (WDF) and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) administration; implementing new processes and supporting my colleagues Denise and Jayne.  My main focus is the qualifications that ARC offers; learner registrations, claiming units and qualifications, issuing certificates, candidate records and archiving, together with a varied range of administration processes which keeps the department ticking! I am currently reducing my hours as I hand over my work to Sally Tunstall.

Before I joined ARC I worked for several months with a training department at a local NHS community hospital where I gained my knowledge of NVQ administration.  My working background is primarily secretarial and personal assistant, followed by 3 years as a marketing assistant with a large ceramics company in Stoke-on-Trent before my move to Chesterfield.

Denise Adams, Disclosure Service Administrator

I joined the ARC England team in June 2018 to administer the Workforce Development Fund but have now moved to the role of Disclosure Service administrator.  I am an experienced administrator and have worked for an Independent Specialist College (which was also a Charity) for 12 years.
The ARC Disclosure Service administers the online checks for DBS and AccessNI, and the paper-based Disclosure Scotland checks.

Jayne Mann, WDF (Workforce Development Fund) Administrator – information coming soon…


 Rod Landman, Regional Officer

Rod is based in Devon and is our champion for Mate Crime, a type of Hate Crime where people purporting to be friends take advantage of people with a learning disability, which was part of the Safety Net project that he managed. He is also our champion of the Helping Each Other project which supported a small number of young people with learning disabilities, who have experienced sexual exploitation, to develop their skills as trainers to go on and deliver awareness.

Rod is currently Project Officer for the Comic Relief funded Us Too project which is a user-led project, taking place in Cornwall and Devon, about women with learning disabilities and/or autism staying safe in relationships. The project will recruit a team, and will explore their experiences, and use these to design and deliver peer education workshops, and to staff supporting people with learning disabilities, mostly in social care.

Rod was previously Project Officer for the ISD and Google.org project Get SMART (Social Media Awareness and Resilience Training) project – an 11-month user-led awareness and training project for people with learning disabilities and/or autism, to help to keep them safe from grooming for extremism via social media.

Rod also delivers training courses on subjects such as MCA and DoLS, Supporting Medication as well as awareness workshops for staff on Self-neglect, Self-Harm and Sexual Exploitation of people with a learning disability.