‘Social problems such as family break-up and crime have increased as the bonds of society have loosened’

Updates: We are aware that there has been recent concern (Autumn 2021) about the rise of rough sleepers in Taunton. Whilst a lot of our accommodation is based in Taunton, we do not run the rough sleeper Outreach Service here as this is the responsibility of Somerset West and Taunton Council. We do, however, provide the Outreach Service in Sedgemoor, where we have a 'no second night out' policy. If you are concerned about a rough sleeper, please report it to the appropriate Outreach service or visit StreetLink. More information can be found on this page: Outreach Service

Arc house, support and enable homeless people to maximise their potential. Working in Taunton, West Somerset and Sedgemoor.
We strive for all homeless people to have a safe and supportive environment, where people can be inspired and empowered by their own strengths.

1 in 6 people in the UK will spend at least one night homeless. But we know that, given the right help even the most vulnerable in our society can recover from the issues that have resulted in their homelessness. Every year we are able to support hundreds of people through a positive and personalised journey to independence.
Please explore our website, whether you are in need of advice, need our help, or would like to support us as a charitable organisation. We hope that our website can answer your questions but please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you need further information.



Arc is aware that it's often not enough just to provide accommodation. Many of our clients are also keen to improve their skills, education and self-esteem so they feel a valuable part of our community. To find out more click here.


Our accommodation offerings are based on the different support needs of our clients, to ensure we can provide a personalised approach for each individual. To find out more click here.