Bristol 24/7 has written a great article about ARA for their 2019 Charity Advent Calendar.
Exciting opportunities to work in our new service ARRO (Ara Resettlement Restart Opportunities)
We have been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Justice to deliver the Offender Accommodation Pilot working with people being released from Bristol Prison.
The main aims of ARRO are to:
- Reduce reoffending
- Prevent homelessness
The new service will provide support over a period of at least one month within the prison environment and accommodation and support for 2 years in the community.
The pilot will work with prison leavers who would otherwise be homeless. All staff will need enhanced DBS and will be vetted by HMPPS. The service includes participation in an out of hours on call rota.
Resettlement Workers – 12 month fixed term contract – possibility of being extended
Band 5 – £22,066 – £25,164
In this role you will:
- Take a psychologically informed approach to clients
- Work with prison leavers to develop a support plan which is strength based and includes short and long term goals
- Work closely with offender managers and landlords
We are looking for people who have:
- Experience of working with vulnerable people
- An understanding of offenders / ex-offenders
- A driving licence and access to a car for work
Closing date – Friday 3rd January 2020
For Job Descriptions and Person Specifications and application forms please go to https://recovery4all.co.uk/jobs/
Do you want to join a growing charity which makes a difference to people’s lives every day? We are looking for a brilliant full time administrator/ receptionist to work in our main office in the centre of Bristol. Apply today, go to www.recovery4all.co.uk/jobs
Provide efficient and high quality reception and administrative support to all services within the Ara. Be the first point of contact for telephone, email and visiting clients and visitors.
Give information and signpost to ARA services and drop in sessions to ensure clients are empowered to access services as appropriate to their needs.
Provide training and support to volunteer administrators and apprentices, encouraging development and of skills and confidence in undertaking reception and administration duties.
Work for a fantastic charity and help us go from Good to Great. Be part of our staff team who are Professional, Supportive, and Passionate.
Salary: Band 3 – £17,062 to £19,439
Contract/Hours: Permanent, 35 hours per week
Closing date: 9 am on 1st January 2020
This short video gives a great insight into the Arc Cafe, our recovery cafe based in the beautiful St Mary Redcliffe church, Bristol.
We are proud to announce that Ara’s Housing Service has been awarded the Matrix quality standard for information, advice and guidance services. You can find us here on the Matrix Standard holder’s directory.
“It is the international quality standard for
organisations that deliver information,
advice and/or guidance (IAG). Either
as their sole purpose or as part of their
It helps providers to improve their
services by benchmarking against best
practice and it offers accreditation to
those that meet the full standard.
Organisations that feel they meet all
matrix criteria can apply for assessment
at any time.
When an independent Assessor confirms
that all criteria are met, the organisation
becomes an accredited organisation and
can display the matrix quality mark to
demonstrate that it offers high quality IAG
The UK Armed Forces Veterans’ Health and Gambling Study is the first UK-wide survey of gambling participation among ex-service personnel. The survey explores gambling attitudes and behaviour, healthcare use, and physical and mental health in veterans and non-veterans.
It takes no longer than 40 minutes to complete and you will receive a £20 shopping voucher as a thank you for taking part. If you are an Armed Forces veteran or non-veteran (i.e., civilian), over 18 years old, and currently live in the UK, then we’d love to hear from you! To take part, or for more information, please visit https://veteranshealthandgambling.org/take-part-in-the-study/
Thank you to our Bristol businesses who have been a huge support to the incentive scheme for our clients.
Holland & Barrett, Franco Manca Pizzas, Boots and Tesco and 5Pointz have shown and an immense understanding and encouragement of our new project which focuses on the strengths and achievements of our residents.
The scheme involves rewarding our housing residents for achieving sobriety dates and for participating in activities and treatment.
The idea for this scheme
We realised that whilst we provide extra support for those struggling to stick to their treatment plans, we weren’t always recognising the efforts of those who were doing well. This scheme will allow us to positively reinforce the achievements of those hitting their goals with rewards from these businesses.
Their generous donations are going to make a great difference and we are all very grateful.
Phone: 0330 1340 286
Addiction Recovery Agency
Kings Court, King Street
Bristol, BS1 4EF
Happy pancake day from us at Ara! The largest pancake ever made weighed 3 tonnes! ARA provides free & confidential help for anyone affected by problem gambling, in Bristol and Bath, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, and Wales. Call us on 0330 1340 286 #pancakeday #bristol https://t.co/VkgSZFMPcx
Fairtrade Fortnight starts today, where Fairtrade continue their mission to ensure that all farmers are paid fairly for their work & able to earn a living income. For those struggling with gambling & looking after your income you can contact us directly on 0330 1340286 #fairtrade https://t.co/IaPnqGhSEd
Ara supports Random Acts of Kindness day! If you’re already supporting someone with a gambling problem, then you’re not alone; there are 340,000 people who are classified as problem gamblers in Great Britain. Contact us on 0330 1340 286 for free and confidential advice #RAKDay
Did you know 50 million roses are given for Valentine’s Day each year?!
Whether you’re a die-hard romantic or avoiding Valentine’s like the plague, Contact us on 0330 1340 286 if you or someone you love needs advice on problem gambling. #valentine #antivalentines https://t.co/iFp5jfD0qI
It’s Time to Talk Day. YOU can change the way people think and act about mental health problems. ARA provides free and confidential help for people experiencing problems with their own gambling or anyone affected. Contact us directly on 0117 930 0282 #TimetoChange #mentalhealth https://t.co/IfdlNvkfMl
It’s Time to Talk Day - YOU can change the way people think and act about mental health problems. ARA provides free and confidential help for people experiencing problems with their own gambling or anyone affected. You can contact us directly on 0117 930 0282 #TimetoChange https://t.co/54b4xNvdY6
Dd you know: The Six Nations Rugby tournament is one of the oldest competitions in the world. The first one was held in 1883. We at Ara hope you enjoy the rugby! If you are struggling with problem gambling you can contact us here:info @recovery4all.co.uk #sixnations #rugby https://t.co/SAPOM26AhQ
It’s Hail Mary time! We at Ara hope that you enjoy the SuperBowl, but If gambling is becoming problematic for you or a love one, remember that there are around 2 million in the UK who may be struggling with gambling – You're not alone. Call us 0330 1340 286 for advice #superbowl https://t.co/toKvc38tnA