We are here to help people
who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
WE HAVE A RANGE OF SERVICES TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS OR AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS
The last official count of people sleeping rough in Bristol was recorded as 98 in Autumn 2019 – this doesn’t include people sofa-surfing, staying in vehicles or unsafe buildings. Ara is keen to play its part in reducing homelessness across Bristol.
A DIVERSE PATHWAY PROVIDING SAFE ACCOMMODATION TO SUPPORT YOUR RECOVERY TO INDEPENDENCE
Substance Misuse Housing
A diverse pathway providing safe accommodation to support your recovery to independence.
Ara, along with partners The Junction Project and The Salvation Army Bridge programme, provide a range of accommodation for people working on their recovery from substance misuse issues:
Prep intake housing – safe, supported accommodation where you have your own lockable room, for people motivated to address their substance misuse issues
Prep housing – for people stable on substitute prescriptions
In Treatment housing – accommodation for people who have recently become abstinent from substitute prescribing, alcohol and non-prescribed drugs
Find out more about Ara’s Substance Misuse Housing – download our leaflet
Ara has several spaces available in small, shared properties for people ready to move out of supported accommodation and start living independently. The rents are set at affordable rates so people can get back into paid employment when ready. If you are interested in finding out more, please click the button below.
Find out more about Ara’s LIDS – download our leaflet:
HELPING TO REDUCE RE-OFFENDING AND PREVENT HOMELESSNESS
Ara Resettlement Restart Opportunities (ARRO)
Ara has been commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to provide a 3 year pilot from August 2019 working out of Bristol prison. The aims of this service are to reduce re-offending and prevent homelessness by finding accommodation and providing support for people being released from Bristol prison. We can work with people returning to Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire or Gloucestershire.
PREVENTING PRISONERS FROM RETURNING TO ROUGH SLEEPING WHEN RELEASED
Ara operates a prison release service in Bristol prison securing accommodation for prisoners helping to prevent their return to rough sleeping on release. We are also able to work with prisoners being released from other prisons that have a local connection to Bristol. This is funded by the government’s Rough Sleeping Initiative through Bristol City Council.
Ara has accommodation available in every stage of our supported housing for people with mobility issues, some are fully adapted for wheelchair users. For more information speak to a member of staff at one of our drop ins.
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