The ARCH Project
The ARCH project is a community alcohol outreach service funded by NHS North Somerset and provided by ARA.
The service was launched in October 2011 and aims to reach adults who drink at problematic levels but find it difficult to address their alcohol misuse and access existing services due to geographical or other barriers e.g. transport problems.
The ARCH service offers those individuals a choice of venues at 6 locations across North Somerset, current locations are Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead, Yatton and Weston-super-Mare Central and South wards.
Clients are offered assessments, given support and advice, access to structured brief interventions and for those with complex needs or high levels of dependency a referral to ARA’s specialist alcohol service. ARCH also provides advice and guidance to carers, families and friends of problematic alcohol users, signposting them to appropriate services for ongoing support. For more information click here