Many people with whom ARCOS works are dependent on others for their health, welfare and quality of life. Carers including parents and partners are often left to cope throughout 24 hours, seven days a week without adequate training or practical support. ARCOS recognises the need for specialist carer training.

It is essential that carers possess the knowledge, understanding and requisite skills to support the individual in a comprehensive way and help them to be as independent as possible in each of the following areas:

  • Airway protection through swallowing, throat clearing and coughing
  • Posture and mobility
  • Communication

Training is workshop based, comprising self-experience, supervised work with the client concerned and theoretical background. It is carefully targeted to each individual’s needs.