Active Support

NEW* Virtal Online Introduction to Active Support Workshop

What is Active Support?

Active Support is a model of support which ensures that people are supported to participate in every aspect of their daily lives and to take the lead in functional and meaningful activities – staff essentially becoming enablers not carers.

Services who have already been supported with the implementation of Active Support have said that the model has transformed the lives of people they are supporting and staff have a better understanding of what their job role is.

Active Support is also the pre-cursor to Positive Behaviour Support.

Introduction to Active Support – Virtual 3-hour Workshop

Join our Active Support Lead during a 3-hour virtual workshop delivered via Zoom and find out more about how Active Support can change the outcomes for supported people as they begin to carry out meaningful activities to enrich their lives – more important than ever in the face of limited opportunities to be involved in activities outside of peoples homes.

This ‘Introduction to Active Support’ workshop is suitable for managers and support staff, and will cover:

  • What is Active Support?
  • Providing support that promotes participation and engagement
  • Looking for opportunities to engage people in meaningful activities at home and in their community
  • Simple ways of monitoring staff support
  • How to embed Active Support within your team

Cost per participant: 

  • £65 (ARC Members)   |   £85 (Non-members)

How to book your place

  1. Download and complete the ARC England Virtual Training Booking Form 2020
  2. Email it to
  3. We will confirm your booking and invoice your organisation.


Active Support is offered on a consultancy basis in-house basis for up to fifteen members of your team.  Please contact us for more information. Costs start from £350(ARC Members) £400 (non Members).


Download free resources from ARC's previous Active Support projects below: