Impact Reports 2020-2021

We are incredibly proud of the work we do to support people across a wide range of sectors. This year has seen a challenging environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, our staff have risen to the challenge and we have supported a record number of people. This is reflected in our impact reports 2020-2021.

Tony Collins, Chair of Trustees for Ara, introduces this year’s reports:

Welcome to our Annual Impact Report. For all charitable organisations this has been a tumultuous 12 months. COVID-19 has had an impact on all our lives and especially on the lives of those that come into contact with Ara and its range of supporting services. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients and wonderful staff for their ability to adapt and conquer the challenges we have faced.

Throughout the year Ara has continued to deliver its services to an increasing number of clients. We have directly supported over 6,000 vulnerable people in all of our sectors including alcohol and substance misuse, gambling addiction, homelessness, criminal justice and mental health.

Read the rest of Tony’s introduction and view this year’s reports here:

English Impact Reports

Welsh Impact Reports

Some facts and figures from the impact reports:

  • 259 clients housed in our substance misuse accommodation
  • 114 clients enable to access local drug and alcohol treatment
  • 852 people affected by problem gambling seen
  • 885 young people educated about gambling risks
  • 1798 received advice, intervention and access to other services in hospital

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