Association for Real Change NI

The Association for Real Change is a leading umbrella body representing service providers in the learning disability sector.

Our purpose is to improve the quality of life for people who have a learning disability by supporting anyone who is involved in the planning or delivery of support and services.

The Association for Real Change is a leading umbrella body representing service providers in the learning disability sector. Our vision is to be the first choice for:

  • Providers across all sectors including the public, voluntary and independent sectors, who want to improve how they support people who have a learning disability.
  • People who have a learning disability who want to be involved with improving outcomes and how their support is planned and run at a local and national level, just like our work with the National Involvement Network in Scotland.
  • The Statutory Sector: Governments, Local Authorities and Regulators who want the best opportunity to engage effectively with the local sector and improve relationships between themselves and providers.

We exist to improve the quality of life for people who have a learning disability by supporting anyone who is involved in the planning or delivery of support and services.

Association for Real Change NI's Content

Event
Training/Advice Workshop

Association for Real Change NI

Person centred planning is a way of expressing a set of inclusive values through a unique range of tools and techniques. This one-day course enables participants to identify and begin to address the changes that are needed to ensure that person-centred practices are embedded in day to day practice and that people using services have choice and control over how they are supported.
Dates:
05 May 2020
BELFAST
Event
Training/Advice Workshop

Association for Real Change NI

This course will cover a range of aspects of dementia and also how it relates to adults with a learning disability.
Dates:
31 January 2020 11 March 2020
BELFAST
Event
Training/Advice Workshop

Association for Real Change NI

Additional Courses added for 2020 | Thursday 6th & Friday 7th February 2020
Dates:
19 November 2019 20 November 2019 02 December 2019 03 December 2019 06 February 2020 07 February 2020
BELFAST
Event
Training/Advice

Association for Real Change NI

This course will be delivered in line with RQIA standards, specifically the standard relating to the management of medicines which states that ‘The management of medicines is in accordance with legislative requirements, professional standards and DHSSPS guidance’.
Dates:
07 October 2019
BELFAST
Event
Seminar Training/Advice Workshop

Association for Real Change NI

As many of you will be aware, there has been an emerging issue with regards to deprivations of liberty for some time.  The requirements for depriving someone of their liberty have been clearly set out by the UK Supreme Court in recent years, and the result is that the only lawful means of Depriving someone of their liberty at present in Northern Ireland is by use of the Mental Health (NI) Order 1986 for mental health patients in hospital or by a declaratory order obtained from the High Court for any other patients or patients not in hospital.
Dates:
26 July 2019
Belfast
Event
Training/Advice Workshop

Association for Real Change NI

Knowledge of the law on consent is an essential tool for every practitioner working in in any health or social care setting. Respect for a client’s rights to make their own decision is an essential aspect of practice. Clients have the right to make their own decisions, even if they are unwise decisions, if they have sufficient decision making capacity to do so. Where a client does not have decision making capacity for a specific decision, the practitioner should then assess the alternatives provided by current NI Legislation and Common Law, and in consultation with named others, to proceed in the client’s best interests.
Dates:
06 March 2020
Belfast
Event
Training/Advice Workshop

Association for Real Change NI

The course is aimed at all staff working with people who do, or may, self-harm. It reflects the standards of practice set by NISCC in relation to ‘Respecting the rights of service users while seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people. and supports RQIA Provider Guidance 2017-18 for Domiciliary Care Agencies, Is Care Effective?
Dates:
29 January 2020
Belfast
Event
Training/Advice Workshop

Association for Real Change NI

Ongoing education, training and development of staff who will be responsible for safe practice in handling, administering and managing medication is a critical area of work in social care settings. This refresher training provides an opportunity to update knowledge, skills and understanding of policy, legislation and good practice to ensure practical support to staff with a responsibility for supporting medication in line with social care principles and values.
Dates:
21 November 2019
Belfast
Event
Training/Advice Workshop

Association for Real Change NI

Supporting Medication in Social Care settings supports participants to recognise and follow the correct ways of supporting the use of medication. All the training material used meets the Knowledge learning outcomes of the QCF unit ‘HSC 3047 Support use of medication in Social Care’. Each participant completing the two day course will have refreshed their own knowledge and understanding of the training pack learning outcomes and have a comprehensive training pack to deliver in house training.
Dates:
06 - 07 June 2019 11 - 12 November 2019 04 - 05 March 2020
Belfast
Event
Training/Advice Workshop

Association for Real Change NI

This course is aimed at any staff member who has previously attended the one day supporting medication in social care settings course and requires a refresher.
Dates:
13 September 2019
Belfast

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

Acronym

ARC NI

Team

  • Stephen Walker
  • Louise Hughes
  • ARC Northern Ireland
  • ARC NI
  • ARC NI Training