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The Shrewsbury Ark is an independent charity dedicated to helping homeless and vulnerable people in our community to turn their lives around.  

Here's how we can help you:

Housing support and advice

Basic facilities for street homeless

Benefits & employment advice

Health and addiction services

Support for lonely and vulnerable

Why we are different...

We're here to listen to your story and work alongside you to create a personalised development plan designed to help you achieve your brighter future.

Our dedicated team is committed to supporting you every step of the way, providing regular check-ins to ensure you receive the specific assistance you require.

Whether it's access to bathroom and laundry facilities, hot food, guidance with form filling, or support with housing, addiction or mental health issues, our services are tailored to you.

Your journey is our priority, and we're here to walk alongside you, offering a helping hand and a compassionate heart.

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Tell us your story in a confidential, non judgemental space.

We identify your goals and work out what you need to do to achieve them.

Together we come up with a peronsal action plan to  help you to achieve your goals.

We support you on your journey towards a brighter future, by your side, every step of the way.

How do we work with you

The Ark Day Centre is currently open Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm

for referrals, ongoing support and appointments.

To arrange an appointment to use our facilities please call: 01743 363 305 or click here to fill in our referral form.

If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough in your community, please contact Streetlink.

Please note we do not provide overnight accommodation or open at the weekend.  We never charge for our services.


  • PIP New Claim (Personal Independence Payment): 0800 917 222

  • PIP existing Claim: 0345 850 3322

  • New Benefit Claims: 0800 055 6688

  • ESA (Employment and Support Allowance): 0800 328 5644

  • ACCESS (Mental Health Crisis): 0300 124 0365

  • Housing Options: 0345 678 9005

  • Shropshire Recovery Partnership (Crown House): 01743 294 700

  • SHROPSHIRE MIND: 01743 368 647

  • West Mercia Probation Service: 01743 231 525

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