For therapy, training, advice and support call us on 01684 576795 or Alternatively, please call the AFSIL (ARCOS Family Support and Advice Line) service on 07984 451327 on Monday or Tuesday from 9.30am -12.30pm or email: at any time.

Carer Training, Advice and Support

Carer Training

Our training is practical and workshop based, comprising self-experience, supervised work with the client concerned and theoretical background.

Every person we work with is unique and our carer training is carefully considered and tailored to each individual’s circumstances. We also offer training and support online when it isn’t possible for people to visit our centre.

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We aim to develop a carers understanding, knowledge and skills to help them support a cared for person to be as independent as possible, through improved swallowing, throat clearing and coughing, posture and mobility, and communication.

Our trained volunteers and staff are available to offer advice and support. We can signpost you to the most suitable ARCOS services or others in our network of partner organisations. We also run a support network for carers.


Most training for relatives is provided free of charge, funded by grants and donations.

Small changes happen

‘I’m so sorry I broke down, it was such a surprise, after all these years to see her able to change like that, swallowing without choking and holding the spoon a bit. I came along to the sessions because I didn’t want to be rude, I didn’t expect it to make any difference.’

Mother - of very disabled teenager following training session

Jannah Malvern Hills
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We offer a multi-sensory environment for calming relaxation and sensory stimulation. Children with a variety of disabilities  attend.

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Through specialist multi-disciplinary therapies, rehabilitation activities, and emotional support to make a difference and changing lives.

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We provide training in understanding best practice care and the latest technological support for a range of conditions for healthcare professionals.

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ARCOS provide physical and online training, information, and advice. You also gain a network of peer support to assist you through your journey.