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About us

The Ark is committed to improve the quality of life and provide opportunities for people with disabilities, the disadvantaged and those that support them by encouraging their active participation in their community.

Aims

  • To support people through information, advice and advocacy. Advocacy means people are able to have their voice heard and their views are listened to about their lives.
  • To provide activities in a relaxed atmosphere to stop people being lonely and encourage people to better themselves, such as their improve health and well-being.
  • Support people to do things in the wider community.
  • To support social and financial independence through education, employment and training.
  • To develop a strong, lasting organisation.

History

The Ark Trust based in Bracknell Forest began over 30 years ago. It has developed from being an arts based disability charity to providing a wider range of services; mainly for people aged 16 years and over.

Our Vision

  • Respect for the principles of tolerance, honesty, integrity, trust and decency.
  • Promote equal rights and opportunities for all people.
  • Encourage our community to recognise the contributions all people can make to the community.
  • Provide good, suitable services for people.
  • Working with others and build good skills to meet peoples needs.

Our Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries means the people that use or could use our services. We have used people in this document instead of beneficiaries.

We work with and help people with disabilities and/or long term health conditions, carers and young people not in education, employment or training in the South East of England; with a focus on the East Berkshire area.
Volunteers are vital to our organisation

Our funders

Money has come from; Local Authorities, European Funding, Town and Parish Councils, Trusts and Foundations, Business fundraising, Health agencies and organisations.

Current Activities


  • Signal for Carers helps unpaid carer’s with support, information and advice.
  • Term-time informal education sessions with a focus on creative arts and one off training.
  • Festival Green Machine provides supported volunteering at music festivals.
  • The Umbrella providing relationship education.
  • Supported volunteering with our organisation.
  • Small individualised day service.
  • EbE a peer led group who review health and care services.
  • Friday Night Project, a weekly social club.
  • Project 73 peer led support and activities group for people with autism.
  • Holidays and days out.
Visit activities in the menu to find our more.