New Domain Name For ARA

It is with great pride and pleasure that I send you our new domain name and email address.
As you will have seen my email is now
Ara has been working with some of the most marginalised people in society for over 30 years.
We work with those whose lives are affected by alcohol and drugs, gambling addiction and mental health. All these conditions come with high levels of social exclusion.
Over the past year our Board and stakeholders have been working to review Ara’s Purpose, which aligns with our operational belief that “We make life better because we believe passionately that people can change and recover.”
Our Vision which will be published soon in our 5 year strategy “Springboard for Growth” is exciting, demanding and progressive
The Board and stakeholders also refreshed our Values, these are the core principles our staff teams, volunteers, managers and Board members, operate and conduct business by living our values set out below:
• Passionate
• Dynamic
• Enduring
• Respectful
• Professional
• Supportive

We wanted our values to be more that a set of words so we identified the behaviours that underpin our values
Passionate and courageous, determined and committed to our services users, we are enthusiastic innovators, creating and developing recovery focussed service. We are prepared to go above and beyond to ensure service users achieve their desire for change.
Dynamic and capable, able to make our own decisions, and show leadership throughout the organisation. We are excellent problem solvers, becoming multi-skilled by having a willingness to learn and then to teach others. We have ambition for all of our service users. We will work in collaboration with partners to ensure we deliver to the highest standards.
Enduring and committed to our service users, we are reliable and are flexible to meet changing environments and conditions. Innovation of new services will achieve our purpose, vision, and long term sustainability.
Respectful of all stakeholder needs, we are open minded to different view points, however we are committed to anti-discrimination, challenging it wherever we find it. We focus on equality and diversity, strongly believing in fairness and dignity. We work tirelessly to help service users take control of their lives in a sustainable way
Professional, effective and efficient, using our resources wisely to achieve our vision and services user’s ambitions. We are honest and prepared to admit our mistakes and learn from them. We act with integrity and are accountable in all of our actions
Supportive and caring, we strive to be friendly, approachable, and helpful. We are patient and treat everyone with compassion and kindness
As part of this process you will notice changes to our logo and publicity in readiness for the next stage of our organisations journey.
All of us at Ara look forward to you all being part of a successful future tackling challenges and taking opportunities because We make life better because we believe passionately that people can change and recover.
Thank-you for your continued support.