ARK Armed Forces Hub for Somerset

ARK is delighted to have been chosen by NHS Somerset ICB as one of two Armed Forces Hubs in Somerset, alongside Arc, Taunton.

We work with and support serving personnel, veterans and their families to provide timely and holistic support to those who are in need. We act as a conduit for partner organisations to offer multiple areas of support, whether financial, physical, emotional or psychological, but will ensure that the needs of the whole family are considered.

We have three ex-service personnel working at ARK; two of which are qualified social workers – Jon Richards (24yrs served), our Armed Forces Lead, and Nigel Bell (28yrs served) were in the Royal Navy (CEO) both having worked in military welfare, and Sam Sheppard (9.5yrs served). For more information on our team, click here.

For more information, please contact Jon, in the first instance, on 07759 005 067 or email

Jon Richards, Armed Forces Lead
Jon Richards, Armed Forces Lead