Making real change happen

Since 1999, the Association for Real Change in Northern Ireland have been bringing people together.

We change thinking, change practice and change the lives of people with a learning disability, autism and other support needs.

We work with Experts by Experience and the people, organisations and communities that share our vision in order to put real change into action.

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Changing thinking, Changing Practice, Changing Lives

LATEST

Highlights

Jun 12, 2024

Learning Disability Week 2024

What are you doing to celebrate Learning Disability Week 2024?

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May 24, 2024

Health Committee – Learning Disability Model

The Department of Health provided evidence to the NI Health Committee.

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Jun 5, 2024

Calling People with Down Syndrome to Help

QUB and Ulster University need your support to understand how the eye could help identify Alzheimer’s disease.

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ARC NI Members talking in a breakout group.
TILII member talking to a room of people during a meeting.
2 women signing graphic facilitation artwork

Support our work

Help us create communities that celebrate difference, listen to, respect and include everyone.

Contact us to learn about volunteering opportunities and working in partnership with us.

If you would like to raise money for ARC NI we’d love to hear from you.

All donations to ARC NI help us to deliver our core body of work.

 

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Our Members

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TELLING IT LIKE IT IS

Experts by Experience who Tell It Like It Is

We come from across Northern Ireland to get our voices heard so real change happens in our lives and in the lives of people like us.

We have different strengths and experiences.  Together, we work as a team to make a difference and have a whole lot of fun while we do it!

 

News &
Events

Events and news that challenge, inform and help you to take action.

Jun 20, 2024

Meaningful Citizens – Our Stories of Barriers to Inclusion

We were delighted to host an event as part of Learning Disability Week 2024.

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Jun 19, 2024

Future Home Guide Easy Read Launch

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Jun 17, 2024

The Difference We Made

ARC NI Impact Report 2023-24

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Jun 16, 2024

State of Caring Northern Ireland Survey 2024

Calling all carers across NI

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