Hatherton Lodge
Avenue Road
Great Malvern
WR14 3AG


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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 specialized, 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 organizations 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.

Upcoming Events

We are pleased to announce that international award winning choir, Hereford Cathedral School Cantabile Girls Choir, will be performing in Malvern on 16 October 2014 to raise funds for the SMILE Project at ARCOS; click here for more details (PDF flyer).

Volunteers Needed

SMILE is looking to recruit volunteers to work in our multi-sensory room with children and their families. The type of children attending the centre will have a wide range of disabilities and/or special educational needs.

All volunteers will be supervised and supported by an experienced practitioner; times and days are flexible but would need to be on a regular basis.

If you have experience working with children and are interested in developing your skills please contact Samantha Jones on 01684 576795.


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Employment Opportunities

Speech and Language Therapist required to work full-time as part of our multi-disciplinary team; able to work with children and/or adults. Bobath training would be an advantage. Must be able to work hands-on or prepared to learn.

Occupational Therapist (Band 5/6) required to work full-time (annual contract) as part of our inter-disciplinary team. Must be prepared to work hands-on for assessment and treatment of individuals with neurological conditions.

Part-time Neuro-physiotherapist (Band 6) required to work in our specialist multi-disciplinary team based in Malvern, an exciting opportunity for someone with skill and ambition to develop their career. Some travel involved, car driver essential.

Please contact ARCOS for more details or arrange to visit and/or discuss either position.