Partnership working making a positive impact!
In 2022, we launched our very own well-being hub, based at ‘The Reach Centre’ at the back of our hostel, Lindley House
This was an extension of our in-house GP Surgery, which has been a huge benefit to our clients, enabling them to easily access healthcare with a team they can build trusting relationships with.
The well-being hub was created to extend this offering beyond physical health needs and introduce other areas that would support our clients. This hub is now home to our fantastic volunteer counsellors who provide a free confidential counselling service for those in Arc’s accommodation. As you can imagine, this support has been invaluable.
When creating our well-being hub, we always had a partnership working approach in mind. There are many brilliant organisations providing support in different areas which are helpful for our client group and so bringing those services to an accessible and friendly hub is a win-win!
We’re so pleased to have grown in this area over the past few months and our hub is now offering so much, such as:
Smokefree Somerset are providing regular sessions to support our clients to stop smoking.
The fantastic team at The Nelson Trust use our well-being hub as a base often to provide holistic, trauma-informed support to Women with multiple disadvantage and complex needs.
Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (SDAS) are hosting fortnightly drop ins at our hub to talk about substance use and offer advice.
Second Step, a mental health charity, are offering ‘creative spaces’ workshops to help our clients with escapism, and exploring their creative side.
We’d like to say welcome and thank you to those services joining us in providing great support to those struggling with homelessness in Somerset. We hope to continue growing this work so that many support needs are met.