Working with our partners The Junction and The Salvation Army, ARA provides a range of housing and support for people progressing through their journey of recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction. We provide high-quality shared and self-contained properties at various locations in Bristol.
Interested in finding out more about our housing or want to apply for a place?
Come to one of our drop ins:
ARA, Kings Court, 10 King Street, Bristol BS1 4EF – every Thursday from 2pm-3.30pm
BDP, 11 Brunswick Square, St Paul’s, Bristol BS2
– every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 10am-11.30am
Or call us on 0330 1340 286
Please note, during lockdown we are still taking housing referrals. This can only be done over the phone. Please call us on the phone number above.
Are you a landlord looking to rent at market rental value while helping some of the most vulnerable people in society? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.
You’ll receive a deposit from us, your rental income, and an ongoing comprehensive package of support for you and your tenants. We also provide cash incentives and a 24 hour on-call support service for all tenants.
received advice, intervention, and access to other services in hospital
Foreword by Chair of the Board – Tony Collins
Welcome to our Annual Impact Report. This has been another year of expansion for Ara. For the very first time in our history our services have helped over 5000 people.
Amongst our successes has been the housing of all of prisoners released within the Ministry of Justice ARRO programme.
Ara has also continued the expansion of its Gambling Treatment services. Ara already provides these services in Wales and held “A Conversation About Gambling In Wales” event during the year. This event brought together communities in Wales to discuss how treatment service should be developed and expanded.
Ara continues to make an impact on the lives of its clients in all of our recovery areas. Ara’s ambition is to grow its range of services and to take them to a wider audience. Ara’s executive team led by Graham England (CEO) and supported by Andrew Ridley (CFO) and Robbie Thornhill (COO) are building the strong and stable platform, required to deliver our services and take the Charity forward.
Our very capable and diverse Board of Trustees also support the executive with the necessary skills and experience that the Charity needs. We plan to make a difference and make peoples lives better.
I have only recently joined the Board of Ara and I am excited and enthused by the impact we are making and the opportunities that lie ahead. New challenges will come and as we write this report the world is heading into the COVID19 crisis. We will do our very best to insure that our clients are supported through this unprecedented situation.
I hope you enjoy reading this impact report. For real time updates and stories about our work, why not follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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