Welcome to the July edition of Real People.
ARC has recently been working with John’s Campaign in connection with the Department for Health and Social Care visiting guidance.
We are seeking a judicial review of the guidance because we felt that the bases on which people living in a registered care setting were required by the guidance to self-isolate for fourteen days discriminated against people with a learning disability, autism or both. Read more about the campaign and our full witness statement.
We've also been advising our members on the Government's recent move to mandate vaccination for care home staff and looking at the effect this could have on other care services - supported living, day services and home care - if it is rolled out more widely. If you'd like access to this type of specialised content and advice for learning disability support providers, why not consider becoming an ARC England member?
Clive Parry, ARC England Director
New! Us Too: User-led Training for Social Care Staff on Domestic Abuse, Learning Disabilities and Autism, 9.30am - 1pm 15th July
The ARC England Us Too team have spent the last two years using their experiences to deliver training to their peers and professionals about how to keep people with learning disabilities, autism or both safe from domestic abuse and how to escape a bad relationship.
We are pleased that we can now offer this training as online workshops for staff and carers supporting people with learning disabilities.
Previous attendees say: “Warm, supportive and informative.” “Meaningful and inspiring.” “Very powerful.” “I was blown away.” “Some of the best training I have attended.”
Find out more and book your place >