Archway is a parent-led local charity based in Aberdeen providing care and support to children and adults with learning disabilities and their families.
Archway was founded in Aberdeen in 1986 by a group of parents of children with learning disabilities who were looking for respite.
30 years later we are proud to continue to be a parent-led organisation ensuring that everyone using Archway has a real say in how our services are provided.
Archway provides a range of community-based services which include permanent care, residential respite breaks, holiday respite breaks, emergency respite and day activities. We currently support nearly 200 children and adults with learning disabilities and their families.
As a registered charity fundraising is also an important part of our activities. Through our fundraising activities we also run Betty’s Place, a wheelchair accessible Holiday Home, our Charity Shop, on Rosemount Place in Aberdeen and support the 7 till 9 Club which is a social club who meet weekly.
Individuals and families can get help and support from us directly using their Self-Directed Support budget or be referred to us by their local authority’s social work department.