ARCOS is a UK national charity, working to improve life for children and adults who have communication, eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties. These conditions are often complex, persist throughout life and require specialist, long-term treatment. Our goal is to enable clients to benefit from the latest advances in knowledge, understanding, skills and technology. Based in the West Midlands, we have a Resource, Training and Therapy Centre and operate a nationwide outreach service.

office_smARCOS is not a private clinic. We depend upon charitable grants and donations to maintain a high quality of service. Fees are charged for assessment, therapy and training services. A great deal of information and advice is provided free charge.

ARCOS works in collaboration with the NHS and other organizations working directly with clients and with their families. In order to promote comprehensive help and support, we expect to liaise with the client’s GP and other professionals involved. ARCOS provides training for professionals including doctors, therapists, nurses and teachers. The NHS, throughout the UK purchases the majority of ARCOS training courses for professional staff. ARCOS also provides training for relatives and other carers.

Come and celebrate with us!
Join us at ARCOS on Saturday, 14th May 2016 from 10.30am – 3pm to celebrate three years of SMILE. Activities include: arts and crafts, ponies, sensory room, sign-a-long story telling, performance of the Gruffalo, live music, children’s art exhibition, face painting and much, much more. Plus special guest all day Pudsey Bear. To view the poster please click here

Well done Paul – Our London Marathon Runner!

IMG_0108Paul Newman of Malvern Joggers took part in the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday, 24th April 2016 raising funds for ARCOS. He completed the marathon in a brilliant time of 3 hours 54 minutes 23 seconds. You can still donate to Paul by clicking the button below to make a donation via Virgin Money Giving.Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving




Please see our Events page for course dates during 2016