ARCOS is a UK national charity, working to improve life for children and adults who have communication, eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties. These conditions are often complex, persist throughout life and require specialist, long-term treatment. Our goal is to enable clients to benefit from the latest advances in knowledge, understanding, skills and technology. Based in the West Midlands, we have a Resource, Training and Therapy Centre and operate a nationwide outreach service.

ARCOS is not a private clinic. We depend upon charitable grants and donations to maintain a high quality of service. Fees are charged for assessment, therapy and training services. A great deal of information and advice is provided free charge.

ARCOS works in collaboration with the NHS and other organisations working directly with clients and with their families. In order to promote comprehensive help and support, we expect to liaise with the client’s GP and other professionals involved. ARCOS provides training for professionals including doctors, therapists, nurses and teachers. The NHS, throughout the UK purchases the majority of ARCOS training courses for professional staff. ARCOS also provides training for relatives and other carers.

Like us on Facebook:  Please note that the following links are to our new Facebook pages: @ArcosUK and @SMILEatARCOSUK
If you already liked the old pages for ARCOS and SMILE, which are no longer in use, we would appreciate it if you could like the new ones. Our FB pages will keep you updated on everything that is happening at the ARCOS Centre.
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Support ARCOS and Have Fun!
Quiz Night:
 Thursday, 17th October 2019 at The Bluebell Inn, Barnards Green, Malvern, WR14 3QP. Please arrive by 7.30pm for 8pm start (20% discount on meals prior to the start of the quiz, arrive before 7pm). There is a charge of £2 per person, tables of 4-7 people. Please contact ARCOS: 01684 576795 to register your team.

SMILE Clubs and Groups
SMILE Weekend Activities: For more information please click here
Volunteers Required: Please see details here and contact ARCOS Speech and Language Therapist Clare Grennan on 01684 576795 or smile@arcos.org.uk for more information.

Activities provided by SMILE: SMILE Leaflet

SMILE Holiday Clubs
October Half-Term Clubs 
will take place on Monday, 28th October, Tuesday, 29th October and Thursday, 31st October. Please see our Events Page for more information.

Job Opportunities Available at ARCOS:
Part-time Receptionist/Clerical Assistant: 20 hours/week to include school holidays and additional cover as required.
Full-time Expert Witness Secretary/Para-legal: 40 hours/week.
For more information on either of the above posts, job description and person specification, or to apply in writing with CV
Please contact: hr@arcos.org.uk










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