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Domestic abuse and being a dad…

This fathers day Arch customer Jamie* is sharing his blog about how domestic abuse can damage the relationship between father and child As with many things in life, domestic violence carries a lot of hidden damage – damage that is unseen by the outsider, only by those directly involved and subjected to the day to [...]

June 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

A huge thank you to our long-term supporters Wolstanton Rotary Club

We're so thankful to Wolstanton Rotary Club for their continuous support! The club donated a cheque for an incredible £750 last year, and have presented Arch with another cheque for £500 last week. Wolstanton Rotary are long-term supporters, having raised funds for Arch through their charity shop as well as local events and fundraisers. The [...]

May 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Raising awareness of domestic abuse this #NationalSmileMonth

Did you know that dentists are often the first healthcare professional a victim of domestic abuse visits after a violent attack? Dentists are trained to recognise gum disease, decay and even oral cancer, but do they know how to spot the signs of domestic abuse? Each week, two women and one man, is killed by [...]

May 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Meet our team – Sean Phoenix, Supported Housing.

Arch helps hundreds of people across Staffordshire, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, victims of domestic abuse, people suffering from poor mental wellbeing and anyone struggling to maintain their independence or their tenancy. Without a great workforce, we couldn’t deliver our aim of creating opportunities for people to transform their lives. Sean Phoenix [...]

January 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Staffordshire Commissioner and Arch working together for better future for victims

Staffordshire Commissioner Matthew Ellis and Chief Executive of Arch, Diane Lea reinforced today the future must be about providing the best possible services for everyone affected by domestic abuse. Matthew said he and Diane recently held positive talks and after careful consideration both parties have agreed that Arch will cease the legal process for the [...]

October 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Find out more about our Housing First project…

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 supporting homeless people. The aim is to provide individuals with their own stable home alongside intensive, personalised support. Why is [...]

September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Staffordshire artists support Arch with original art exhibition

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 at Val Bourne’s Stoke-on-Trent home during an open house exhibition. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated help people [...]

June 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

This volunteer’s week we are also sharing our customer stories, read Robin’s* story here…

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 housing was Robin's main priority we also asked her to consider speaking to one of our volunteers. "I really didn't [...]

June 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This volunteer’s week, we are celebrating the incredible work of our volunteers.

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 arranging support. “I hadn’t worked in supported housing before,” explains David, “and I didn’t really know a lot about it [...]

June 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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