We want to give a huge thank you to the donors who gave through our just giving page at the end of October! Unfortunately, these donations are not traceable back to the donor and so we cannot say a personal thank you, but whoever you are we are very very grateful for your support.
The latest government advice regarding lockdown regulations has meant that we have had to close our service to face to face appointments once again. The government has said the new rules will be in place until 3rd December.
Once the restrictions are lifted we will re-open as soon as possible.
We are still available for telephone and email enquiries.
The Ark is open for face to face appointments. We are also still able to offer advice by email and telephone. The job club is running on Fridays between 1pm and 3pm but all the other activity groups are currently closed.
Our opening hours are 10am-3pm – Monday to Friday.
Please call 0115 8599556 or email email@example.com to book an appointment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.