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About this service

Ara provides supported housing for people who are homeless/ at risk of homelessness, who are in drug or alcohol recovery. We provide a range of houses, differing in the extent of support, to accommodate for people at all different stages of their recovery, from very early on to maintaining abstinence and independence. Clients have a housing support worker who will work with them one-on-one to formulate and work through personalised support plans. Ara is under the Bristol ROADS partnership, meaning we work alongside treatment agencies Developing Health and Independence (DHI) and Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) to address peoples substance use and support them to reach their recovery goals.

Ara have been supporting problem gamblers and affected others across the South West for many years, and in 2019 we became the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS) provider for the whole of Wales. We offer free and confidential advice about gambling, together with one-to-one counselling for people experiencing problems with their own gambling, or that of a family member.

Referral (how to access this service)

Self referral by phone agency or attend drop-in / information sessions. Professional referral by phone / fax / email / letter.

Catchment (areas they serve)



Kings Court, King Street, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS1 4EF
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Opening times

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

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Help and advice

What to do in an emergency

If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.

What else to do in an emergency