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.

Come and Join the Fun!
30th June 2017 at 7.30pm: A Quiz Night, raising funds for ARCOS, is being held at The Cross Keys in Malvern. Tickets are £5/team of 4 to include food. For more information please click here
15th July 2017 from 11am – 3pm: ARCOS/SMILE Summer Fete is being held at The ARCOS Centre in Malvern.
For more information please click here
24th July – 1st September: SMILE Summer Holiday Clubs
Please click here for details of Clubs available.

Charity Cycle Ride:
Please support ARCOS Trustee, Jonathon (Jono) Gurney who is taking part in a fundraising cycle ride to Wales on 17th-18th July 2017 raising funds for ARCOS and The Brain Tumour Charity. The Link to Jono’s fundraising page is https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/jonogurney
Specialist Training:
5 Day 2 Part F.O.T.T. Course
Part 1: 1st – 3rd May 2017 – Venue: Homerton University Hospital
Part 2: 3rd – 4th July 2017 – Venue: ARCOS Therapy Centre
Please contact admin@arcos.org.uk for more information

Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards 2017:
ARCOS has been nominated for an Award for the production of accessible materials using Symwriter 2 software for a community based orienteering activity. The awards evening will take place on Thursday, 13th July 2017 – fingers crossed!


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