Stranraer Adult Resource Centre (ARC) became the first in Scotland to sign the Charter for Involvement this week.
The charter is unique in Scotland as it has been written and developed by people who use services to enable service providers to better involve everyone. People who use support services want to be involved in designing those services with the providers in their communities.
People receiving services at Stranraer ARC met with staff and decided to develop a local action plan. They then asked the ARC manager, Joe Gough, to sign the charter on behalf of the ARC. The ARC staff were then committed to implementing the charter’s principles.
Members of the Stranraer ARC service users’ committee and the ARC manager signed the Charter for Involvement during National Learning Disability Week.