About Ara

Ara is a registered charity formed in 1987 by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. It is estimated that Ara has helped over 40,000 people with alcohol, drug, gambling and mental health issues and has saved an estimated £50 million in costs to the community.

Over many years Ara has provided structured treatment, counselling, housing support, education, training and employment guidance as well as many other interventions to promote recovery and a healthier life.

Today Ara is a major provider of supported housing services in Bristol as a partner in the Recovery Orientated Alcohol and Drugs Service (ROADS). Ara has an extensive and expanding service providing counselling and support for problem gamblers.

View Ara’s Quality Policy

Ara Timeline

Annual Report & Accounts

For more information and to see reports from previous years please contact us on 0330 1340 286 or use the form on our contact page to get in touch.

View 2019 Annual Accounts