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Arc is a local homeless charitable organisation, supporting over 350 people per year. Our mission is to offer supported accommodation where people can be inspired and empowered by their own strengths.

Formerly known as Taunton Association for the Homeless we have been in existence for more than 40 years, now with 16 properties housing 176 people.  As well as providing accommodation Arc aims to ensure no-one has to spend more than one night homeless, with our Outreach Team working hard to support rough sleepers, getting them into accommodation as quickly as possible.

Arc understands that it is not just about having a roof over your head so we help our clients on a road to recovery, inspiring and assisting them to move forwards through a positive journey to independence.

This includes the opportunity for clients to join our in-house ‘Arc Academy’, offering free activities and courses, alongside 1 to 1 support from our Pathway Workers. Once a client is ready we help clients move into independant accommodation with schemes such as tenant accreditation and move in funds.

To read about Arc’s services in more detail, including our accommodation and academy, please visit their specific pages under 'Our Services'. 

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Our Plan:

Arc is always growing and adapting to ensure homeless people's needs are met. If you would like to read Arc's strategy to see what we are working towards, please click the below link:
Arc's Strategic Plan 2021

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
Here at Arc, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment for staff, volunteers and clients, where we embrace diversity and strive towards equality. You can read our strategy for this by clicking the link below:
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Strategy 2021

Our EDI statement:
"At Arc we are not all the same. We come from all walks of life and a wide variety of backgrounds. We draw on these differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced and how we think to create services that work for everyone. We celebrate the diverse and inclusive community that is Arc, empowering clients, staff and volunteers to connect, belong and grow."

Health and Wellbeing:
Arc is a caring organisation and the health and wellbeing of its employees, volunteers and clients is of great importance. To ensure we are doing what we can to aid and encourage the good health and wellbeing of our employees, volunteers and clients, Arc has a Health and Wellbeing Committee.  

The Health and Wellbeing Committee’s mission is to ensure there is a safe, happy and healthy environment in which Arc employees and volunteers work and Arc clients live. 

The work of the committee is varied but they focus on: promoting healthy choices and self-care, raising awareness of mental and physical health difficulties and how to get help, creating safe places to live and work, signposting to support networks or building our own internal support networks and offering opportunities for socialising.

We can help

Whether you're sleeping on the streets, sofa surfing or at risk of becoming homeless, we can support you to access the services you need. No matter your background or what led to your homelessness we can help you find suitable accommodation and support within our services.


Our mission is to offer supported accommodation where people can be inspired and empowered by their own strengths.


Our vision is for homeless people to have a safe and supportive environment.


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© 2022  ARC, 7 The Crescent, Taunton, Somerset TA14EA     Telephone 01823 271326     www.arcinspire.co.uk
Registered as Co-operative and Community Benefit Society No. 23680R.  Arc is the trading name for Taunton Association for the Homeless.