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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 168 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.

Each client receives 1 to 1 support from our Housing Support Workers who work to create a journey of recovery. Once a client is ready we help clients move into independant accommodation with schemes such as the move in fund and tenancy sustainment support.

To read about Arc’s services in more detail, including our accommodation and social enterprise, Crescent Cleaning Services, 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."

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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© 2024  ARC, 7 The Crescent, Taunton, Somerset TA14EA     Telephone 01823 271326     www.arcinspire.co.uk
Registered as a Community Benefit Society No. 23680R.  Arc is the trading name for Taunton Association for the Homeless.