About Ark Housing Trust
We provide accommodation with support to vulnerable adults
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Ark Housing Trust is a charity which provides supported housing to vulnerable adults.

We are a charitable incorporated organisation, registered in 2016 with the charity commission number 1166573.

We are governed by a small but dedicated Board of Trustees, all of whom are committed to the mission of Ark – to provide accommodation and support to vulnerable adults in the community.

Since starting in 2016, Ark has expanded to provide over 120 places across Buxton in Derbyshire, and Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire.

Ark are passionate about its clients, and will do all they can to ensure the vulnerable in our communities can access the services they both need and deserve.

Our properties

Ark properties range from large Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO), through smaller 2 or 3 bed shared properties, to a number of 1-bed flats. This range enables us to appropriately house and support vulnerable adults with a wide variety of different support needs.

Our support

Ark staff operate from one of our two offices, either Buxton or Stoke. All support, maintenance & cleaning is co-ordinated from these offices to ensure our residents receive the best possible experience of life in supported housing. Both the director and members of the board regularly visit houses and engage with our residents to ensure they remain informed, and to give our residents the opportunity to give direct feedback.

Frequently asked questions

To be eligible for housing with Ark we need to be able to demonstrate your need for support, and a local connection to the area in which you’d like to live.

The easiest way for you to identify this is by following the link to apply, and we’ll do the necessary checks.

There is no limit on the length of time you can stay with us.

For some people they are ready to move on after a few weeks, or a couple of months.

For others, their support needs mean they need longer to make the step to independent living.

Still others may never feel ready to make that step, and may need our sort of supported accommodation long-term.

Everyone is different, and Ark treat every person who applies as an individual.

Once we have established your eligibility, we will liaise directly with the local council to get housing benefit paid directly to us. All that will be left for you to contribute is a small weekly top-up, currently £10.

Although we do our best to initially place you in accommodation that we think will be the best for you, if you decide you’d like to move and try somewhere else, we have a variety of accommodation in each area and will be happy to arrange for you to move when there is a suitable space in a property you’d prefer.

With over 120 dwellings in Buxton and Stoke, we have a range of supported accommodation to suit people in different circumstances.

Apply to become an ARK resident

Ark provide safe, affordable accommodation in Buxton & Stoke. If you’re looking for a home, and need a bit of help to get your life sorted, or to get on the right benefits for you, or to access more specific support for a health condition, we are here for you.

Providing accommodation for ARK use

Ark lease their accommodation from local landlords. If you are a landlord, and may be interested in leasing your property to Ark, we’d love to hear from you.

Apply for Ark Housing

Applying for housing with ARK is simple. You tell us where you’d like to live, a little bit about yourself and your circumstances, and provide us with your contact details. We will then contact you to discuss your housing need and arrange to meet up to have a chat and see if we can help.

Report Anti-Social Behaviour

Sometimes the vulnerabilities of the adults we house cause them to exhibit behaviour that may be outside the bounds of what would be considered normal or acceptable within the community. If and when this happens, please record details of the incident on this form. Our support workers will then be able to investigate and address the issue, so reducing the frequency of any future incidents.