Who we are

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Arc is a local homeless charitable organisation, supporting over 350 people per year. Our mission is to end rough sleeping in the South West, through housing, assisting, supporting and empowering homeless people in Somerset

Formerly known as Taunton Association for the Homeless we have been in existence for more than 40 years, now with 15 properties housing 174 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 deposit guarantees.

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

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 house, support, assist and empower homeless individuals in Somerset.


Our vision is to end rough sleeping in Somerset and put an end to the suffering that comes with being homeless.


  • Focus on what’s strong and not what’s wrong

  • Give second chances

  • Be open-minded, transparent and honest

  • Practice integrity

  • Work together

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© 2020  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