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.
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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!
Thank You! We are extremely grateful to James Grant and his Team at The Bluebell Inn who supported ARCOS by holding Quiz Nights on 22nd August and 17th October. These were great fun and raised £285 towards the provision and development of ARCOS services.
Date for your Diary: The next Quiz will be taking place on Tuesday, 26th November from 2.30 – 4.30 pm at The Bluebell Inn, Barnards Green, Malvern, WR14 3QP. There will be 20% discount on meals prior to the start of the quiz. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Activities provided by SMILE: SMILE Leaflet
SMILE Holiday Clubs
Christmas Clubs will take place on Monday, 30th December 2019 and Thursday, 2nd January 2020. 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.
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