The Ark (East Midlands Community Services)
Manager: Grace Radford
Tel: 01159 701765
If you would like to find out more please contact an expert member of our team. Click on ‘MAKE A REFERRAL’ button to open the relevant contact form.
East Midlands Community Services provides support at home, in the community and supported living to children, young people and adults within Nottinghamshire.
We aim to provide you with the support and opportunities you need to lead a fulfilling lifestyle by offering a range of services which are tailored to your needs. You’ll be in control of your support and enabled to make choices and develop your independence. We’ll work alongside you, and the other people in your life, to make this happen. Together, we’ll develop a support plan around the things you want to do, with a focus on what you’d like to achieve.
What we provide is different for each customer, based on their needs and wishes. Customers can be supported to learn and develop skills in:
- Caring for themselves
- Living independently
- Building and maintaining relationships with friends and family
- Accessing services, resources and activities in the community
- Communication and social engagement
We can support you with tasks like washing, dressing, taking medication and preparing meals, but what we offer is much more. With us, you are supported to live the life you want, your way.
We can support you to take part in any activity, for example:
- going shopping
- meeting friends
- sports and fitness
- travelling to college
- going to the cinema, theatre, the zoo or a football match
- arts and crafts
- sensory activities
Through our flexible support you can gain new skills, confidence and independence. It’s your choice what you’ll do.
Our registered office is in Nottingham but we are able to provide support to people living across areas of Nottinghamshire.
Referrals are accepted from:
- any potential customer seeking support
- a member of the customer’s family (with customer consent)
- someone working alongside the customer offering support (with customer consent. For example, their local authority)
If would like to discuss making a referral, please contact us through the Get in Touch section on this page.
We will speak to you and, with your agreement, others that support you such as your family or other care providers. Following agreement about the suitability of placement, we will develop an individual support plan with you which will outline your communication preferences, lifestyle choices and wishes and health and wellbeing needs.
Once your support has been agreed by your funding authority we will send you a welcome pack and arrange a first meeting with your support worker!
We will have a review after each initial support to ensure that everyone is happy with their experience.