Who we are OUR AIMS To reduce the factors that lead to offending such as poverty, social exclusion and homelessness To improve beneficiaries' social and living skills To provide the stable environment needed for ex-offenders to integration back into the community To increase beneficiaries' access to skills training and employment. OUR VISION A society where all ex-offenders are given a chance to succeed. OUR MISSION To reconnect ex-offenders with their communities by increasing their stability, self-confidence, employment and housing opportunities, ultimately ending the cycle of re-offending. OUR VALUES Inclusive – We develop wide ranging services based on a person-centred approach which are accessible to and meet the needs of London’s diverse communities, particularly those with the most complex needs. Responsive – We listen to our stakeholders, staff and clients and work collaboratively and in partnership with others to develop and deliver services to meet clients’ needs. We seek to ensure that we maintain a service user focus in everything that we do. Credible – We maintain credibility and a trustworthy partnership with our stakeholders and clients by employing experienced and committed staff and investing in their development. Open – We communicate with staff, clients and stakeholders in a way that is honest, transparent and accountable. We are committed to promoting diversity and equality, individual and group respect, rights and responsibilities. Creative – We are open to change and innovation. OUR HISTORY ARK Resettlement Services was set up in 2014 by a group of interested agencies, including landlords – who identified an urgent need for providing housing and support to vulnerable offenders and, following local surveys and research, came together to set up this specialist community organisation. ARKRS began by dealing with low risk offending groups (i.e. less likely to re-offend) and has gradually grown into becoming leading provider of housing for Haringey Integrated Offender Management (IOM) – made up of Police, Probation and Prison services – as well as Haringey Vulnerable Adults Team and other voluntary organisations.