Arch works in North Staffordshire and surrounding areas supporting adults, children, young people, families and professionals on a mission to prevent and tackle domestic abuse, help end homelessness and promote social inclusion.
We connect with people at difficult times in their lives. Our customers often have complex needs, including mental ill-health, poor physical health, substance misuse, offending behaviour or asylum seeker/refugee status. This may be compounded by low confidence, social isolation, poverty and debt, and a lack of practical life-skills.
We respect our customers. We never judge. We value the diversity of our local communities.
Following our Housing First feature in The Guardian yesterday we have received lots of questions about the project. Take a look at our answers below… What is it? Housing First is a new approach to [...]
An Arch customer and lifelong Stoke City fan had his dreams come true when he played for the Community Trust team at the Bet365 stadium last month. Chris Finn lives in Arch’s supported housing in [...]
A group of Staffordshire art exhibitors have come together to showcase original art and raise money for Arch. Artists Caroline Baggaley, Kate Windsor, Rosie Threadgold, Marg Yates, and Maggie Tuite will be showcasing their work [...]
Last week we met Robin* who decided to share her volunteering story in aid of #VolunteersWeek. Robin began receiving support from Arch Supported Housing two years ago after she was moved into a temporary shelter. Although [...]
Meet retired IT worker David. David joined us last September, and decided to volunteer in our supported housing team. He comes into the office every Tuesday, and spends the day visiting customers and offering or [...]
Arch have partnered up with a local sixth form college to help raise self-esteem and healthy relationships education of young women. The Girl Power programme worked with seven female students at the City of Stoke-on-Trent [...]