For therapy, training, advice and support call us on 01684 576795 or email:admin@arcos.org.uk. 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: afsil@arcos.org.uk at any time.

What We Do

Our training and therapy is based on the Bobath Approach

Our therapists are Bobath trained, following a first training in physiotherapy, occupational therapy or speech and language therapy.

The Bobath concept is a problem-solving approach to the assessment and treatment of people with disabilities resulting from neurological damage.

It is an interactive process between patient and therapist that aims to optimise function by improving postural control and selective movement.

Who We Work With

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Children

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

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Adults

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

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Professionals

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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Carers

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

Other Services

We provide a range of other services including:


Equipment loan, Expert witness, SEN assessment, Wheelchair weigh and more.

Our Therapists

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Kay Coombes​

SPECIALIST Speech & Language Therapist

Kay Coombes is ARCOS’ director, a specialist speech and language therapist, and a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

She has considerable teaching and clinical experience with children and adults who have brain injuries.

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Margaret Walker

Occupational Therapist

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Clare Grennan

Speech & Language Therapist

Clare works with the multi-disciplinary team at ARCOS work along with paediatric and adult clients onsite and via the ARCOS Outreach Service.

Clare’s work includes promoting communication by speech or alternatives to speech and eating, drinking and swallowing, in those with neurological injuries or disease. 

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Liz Sim

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Liz has been a SENDCo for 12 years as well as being a specialist teacher for children struggling at school and has experience working with a wide range of children with special educational needs as well as a wide range of professionals.

Liz maintains a real passion for supporting families and children with special educational needs and disabilities. 

Combined, our specialist multidisciplinary therapies and the latest technological support, result in a holistic, up-to-date Bobath based approach to the physical, psychological and social problems of disabled people.

“The ability to communicate effectively is an enormous contribution to independence and controlling one’s own life.”

Helga, Pianist and Linguist