All face to face appointments are suspended as is our drop in café.
However, we are able to run a number of replacement services. You can contact the welfare rights worker on the following telephone numbers – 0115 8599556 and 07735060345. The mobile number (07735060345) can be used for text and WhatsApp advice conversations as well as telephone calls.
Practical and emotional support is also available through accessing those numbers. We can arrange for regular contact from one of our volunteers to help individuals through a difficult time.
We are also running an email service and we are contactable at email@example.com
We are maintaining a service which we believe can still assist people in difficulty and hardship.
Please feel free to contact using the above details.
In light of advice given by the government on Monday 16th March
2020 the Ark is taking steps to limit the spread of the virus and to contribute
to the well-being of our staff, volunteers and our friends who use our service.
It is with sadness that we now must suspend all of our activity
groups (Friendship club, Craft club and Job club). We will also be closing the
café area to the public and no longer running a drop-in meeting place. We
appreciate that for several people our café is a source of community and in
difficult times community is more important than ever. We will be attempting to
find ways of remaining in contact with our patrons to ensure that they are not
cut adrift from all support.
We will be honouring existing appointments with our welfare rights
worker; however, wherever possible these appointments will be made by telephone
rather than face to face. When unavoidable and a face to face appointment is
essential if it is already booked, we will keep that appointment.
We are expecting to be able to run a telephone
and email advice service but due to existing commitments this service will not
be available until Tuesday 21st April. We will endeavour to keep
this service available for as long as the situation requires it.
Our AGM was due for Friday 3rd April 2020. This is now
postponed indefinitely but our annual report will be printed and made available
for interested parties.
in turbulent times there are opportunities for us to support, encourage and
sustain each other and we will seek to find and make the most of those
pray for good health for all us and hope to return to normality as soon as
Chair of Trustees.
Our last day before Christmas is
Friday 20th December
will then be re-open on
apologise for any inconvenience caused
and wish you all a peaceful and joyful Christmas
and New Year
Ark will be closed
December 2019 until
is due to building work being completed.
sorry for any inconvenience caused.
The Ark is closed from 28th August 2019 until 10th September 2019 due to staff annual leave.
We apologise for any inconvenience this causes you.
September 2nd Joel’s day off will be a Monday not a Friday.
And our opening hours will be;
Monday – 1.30pm -3.30pm for the Friendship Club
Tuesday – 10am -3pm
Wednesday – 10am – 3pm
Thursday – 10am -3pm
Friday – 10am – 3pm.
Please ask about these times if you are unsure.
On Sunday 21st July 2019 Joel will be running a half marathon to raise funds for the Ark. If you would like to donate please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/joel-baldry.
We have launched a just giving page to make it easier for people to donate to us. To find the page and make a donation follow this link,
Thank you for your support.