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 ‘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. Please share these with anyone you feel would be interested. Thank you!

Support ARCOS and Have Fun!
Thank You! We are extremely grateful to James Grant and his Team at The Bluebell Inn, Barnards Green, Malvern 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 night to be held at The Bluebell Inn is Wednesday, 18th March 2020.
Please arrive by 7.30 pm for 8 pm start. There is a 20% discount on food orders placed before 7 pm. Entry: £2 per person, tables of 4-7 people. Contact ARCOS to register your team.

Sponsored Run: SMILE Volunteer Rosie Sparkes will be taking part in the Liverpool  Skyline Half Marathon on 15th March 2020 raising funds for the SMILE on Sunday Respite Service. Please visit her fundraising page to to support Rosie and the SMILE Project.

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
Tuesday, 18th February 2020: Cookery Club from 2-4 pm
Thursday, 20th February 2020: Lego Club from 10 am – 12 noon
Thursday, 20th February 2020: Arts & Crafts Club from 2-4 pm
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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