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.

SMILE Vacancy
Thanks to continued funding from BBC Children in Need we are now in a position to recruit an Assistant Early Years Practitioner to join the SMILE Team. Closing date for applications: 06.11.15
Please click here for more information.

Therapeutic Oral Hygiene Study Day at ARCOS
17th November 2015
Delegate Fee: £125 (booking confirmed upon receipt of course fee)
Please contact: admin@arcos.org.uk or click here for more information

5 Day 2 Part F.O.T.T. (Facial Oral Tract Therapy) Training Course
Part 1: 7th – 9th December 2015
Part 2: 22nd – 23rd March 2016
Raphael Medical Centre, Coldharbour Lane, Tonbridge, TN11 9LE
Please contact:
admin@arcos.org.uk for more information

Saturday, 28th November: ARCOS Open Day in conjunction with the switching on of Malvern Christmas lights. Please take a look at our Events Page for more upcoming dates