ARC England logoWelcome 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

Us Too logoNew! 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 > 
Social Care News
Macintyre logoGood Things Foundations donates 150 tablets to ARC England member MacIntyre
Throughout 2020, Macintyre made it their mission to tackle digital exclusion among people they support and they are delighted to share that they have received confirmation that a funding application to The Good Things Foundation for 150 tablets for people they support was successful.
Read the full story at MacIntyre >

How do learning disability nurses improve lives?
The Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) report, Connecting for Change, highlights the chronic shortage of learning disability nurses and how this shortage is a contributing factor to the unnecessary, premature deaths of people with learning disabilities.
Read Lauren Nicolle's blog at Learning Disability Today > 

Standards launched to bolster community learning disability nursing
A set of voluntary standards to help support and encourage community learning disability nurse education and practice across the UK have been launched by leading nursing charities.
Read the full story at the Nursing Times >

Social Care Guidance and Resources
Roll up, roll up for the mane attraction! Percy Hedley Foundation's Virtual Race Night, Friday 9 July 2021
Join ARC member Percy Hedley Foundation for an exciting evening of light hearted fundraising fun at their second Virtual Race Night, hosted by BBC Radio Newcastle DJ Steffen Peddie. 
Buy your tickets here >

Study offers new insights into how autistic adults camouflage behaviours
Autistic people may camouflage their innate autistic social behaviours to adapt to, cope within and/or influence the predominately neurotypical social landscape, according to a new study published in the journal Autism.
Read the full story at Learning Disability Today >

Reasonable adjustments: Advice from NHS Learning Disability and Autism Forum 

CQC: Care for people with a learning disability during the pandemic 
CQC's latest Insight report focuses on care for people with a learning disability. It discusses their upcoming provider collaboration review (PCR) which looks at people with a learning disability living in the community, and how services have worked together to meet people’s needs. 
The report also provides more information on a year-long programme of work to improve the regulation of services for people with a learning disability and autistic people.    
Read the full CQC Insight report >

ARC England Training and Qualifications
To book your place or register your interest in any of our expert-led online training courses contact or call 01246 555043.

Want in-house training online just for your organisation? No problem - our expert trainers can deliver any of our courses online specifically for your organisation - contact or call 01246 555043.

View all the training courses and workshops we offer here.

ARC Qualification Centre
You don't need to be a member to access our qualifications centre but being an ARC England member also entitles you to discounts on a range of professional accredited social care qualifications.
Qualifications offered include:    Check out our range of accredited qualifications > 
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