Meaningful Lives


We want people to have a full, busy meaningful life in their community.

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Engaging in meaningful activities are important.

It helps to

  • build relationships
  • develop life skills and independence
  • improve health and wellbeing
  • and be part of the community.

There are different services to help people have a fulfilled life.

  1. Community-based Day Opportunities
    Supported employment, further education, volunteering and advocacy groups.
  2. Building-based Day Care
    Activities and skill development opportunities at a day centre.
  3. Universal Community Services
    These include leisure centres, cinemas, parks.

Self-Directed Support can help improve choice and control by helping you pay for activities that best meet your needs.

Find out more.


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ARC NI advocates for and work towards

More choice and control through Self Directed Support.

Better information and signposting around meaningful activities.

Equitable access to day opportunities in rural areas.

Fair pay for adults with a learning disability in the workplace.

Better understanding of learning disability by the general public.