ARC Scotland facilitates two Self Advocates Group for people with Learning Difficulties in Aberdeenshire.

The original self advocates group, which covers North Aberdeenshire, used to be called Aberdeenshire Powerful Voices Together, but they have recently changed their name to ‘Aberdeenshire Involvement Network’ to be in line with the other local involvement networks.  There is also a new self advocate group covering South and Central Aberdeenshire.   They have called themselves ‘Aa’body Matters’.

People come together to meet every two months from across Aberdeenshire. They represent their views and the views of other groups and forums they belong to. The group has links with people in Aberdeenshire Council, Community Planning, and the NHS as well as with The Learning Disability Providers Forum.

Meeting Dates

Aberdeenshire Involvement Network meet every 2 months and Aa’body Matters meet every 3 months.

Aberdeen Involvement Network – Dates of 2020 meetings:

  • Wednesday 8th January
  • Wednesday 4th March
  • Wednesday 13th May
  • Wednesday 8th July
  • Wednesday 2nd September
  • Wednesday 4th November

Aa’body Matters – Dates of 2020 meetings:

  • Wednesday 12th February
  • Wednesday 20th May
  • Wednesday 9th September
  • Wednesday 25th November





Information from Meetings

AIN Agenda 4th September 2019

All minutes are provided in easy read format.

Aberdeenshire Learning Disability Providers Forum

The forum provides the opportunity for organisations working with people with learning disabilities in Aberdeenshire

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Local Involvement Networks

ARC Scotland brings supported people together in their local areas to lead change in their services and communities in Aberdeenshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee and North East and South Ayrshires.

Read more about Local Involvement