Putting people with learning disabilities first
In 1983 a group of parents and carers of children and adults with learning disabilities got together in Aberdeen to investigate the possibility of developing a caring and homely respite care service as no organization offered such a service.
After three years of hard work developing and refining the idea in consultation with statutory and other voluntary sector bodies Archway was formed.
In 1990 our first permanent care home for nine residents was opened followed soon after by a six bedded respite unit.
Such has been the success of our services we opened another respite unit at Dyce and yet another one in the Garthdee area of Aberdeen in. Our Berryden Mills service opened in 2006 combining shared and permanent care within a purpose built flatted complex.
Archway now supports in the region of 200 children and adults with learning disabilities through its respite, shared and permanent care services. While over seventy members of staff provide care services we remain user led to ensure we can respond to changing needs and develop innovative new services to meet them.