ARC was established to promote the quality of life, maintenance of standards and diversity of provision for people with a learning disability. We continue to raise funds from an increasing membership, though this only goes a little way in covering these core needs. Other sources of funding come from charitable fundraising and earned income from training. Most research and consultation income comes from specific project grants, which may only be spent, on the work of those projects. Given the changing nature of services within the learning disability sector away from the traditional model of residential care, which makes up a large percentage of its membership, to a Supported Living model, ARC needs to position itself to become the first organisation of choice for Independent Sector providers.