Arc - Lindley House

Referral address

62-65 East Reach

Referral phone

01823 254557, 01823 271326

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people, including ex-offenders and those with drug, alcohol or mental health problems. Must have a local connection.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Can accept referrals direct from prison.

Referral procedure

Call in or phone, 24 hours a day (until 5pm on weekdays applicants should go via Taunton Homeless Persons Unit). Immediate interview if room available. Risk assessment. May require background information.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 week
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

11 full time and 2 part time staff, 24 hour waking cover. key worker system, regular keywork meetings. Staff offer advice, support on alcohol issues, employment, training and rehousing. Liaise with other agencies including probation and have access to mental health social workers. Regular residents' meetings.

Rooms and charges

£34.50 pw required for service charge, plus rent from benefits.

  • Single: 45
  • Total spaces: 45


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
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  • Disabled facilities: One room fully wheelchair accessible, with adapted shower and toilet.
  • Other facilities: Lounges, pool room, library, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking only allowed in garden. Licence agreement.


In ground floor area only, not at meal times or after 10.30pm. No overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Taunton train station - 15 minutes. Bus station - 10 minutes.




Clothes, household goods, money. Email or phone 01823 271326 for donation enquiries.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Arc - Lindley House and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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