At Notaro ARBD Care, we provide specialised care and support for individuals living with Alcohol-related Brain Damage (ARBD). We operate three dedicated ARBD care homes: two in Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset, and one in Torquay, Devon. As one of the few care home providers in the UK registered to assist those afflicted by conditions such as Korsakoff’s syndrome and Wernicke’s encephalopathy (commonly referred to as ‘Wernicke-Korsakoff’s Syndrome’), we offer a unique and invaluable service.

When someone becomes a resident in one of our ARBD homes, our team creates a tailored support plan designed to empower them. This plan focuses on building confidence and skills to help residents reintegrate into the community and live as independently as possible. We conduct comprehensive quarterly assessments and ongoing reviews to measure recovery in terms of cognitive function, physical ability, and overall quality of life. Many of the residents have successfully transitioned to independent living, established careers, and reintegrated into their communities.

One inspiring story is that of Jay, a former resident of Serenita ARBD Care Home in Weston-super-Mare. Jay now works in the kitchen at Serenita. Reflecting on his journey, he shared:

When I was a resident at Serenita, I couldn’t have wished for a better team. I’m not just saying that now because I work here! They were so supportive. And they went a bit beyond, to be honest, and they do with everyone.

I wouldn’t be alive. They helped me enormously as a recovering alcoholic.

They offer life skills to get back into working life. So when you do leave, you have the skills to live on your own. It just gives you that confidence.

Milan Mores, the long-serving Manager at Serenita ARBD Care Home, emphasises the importance of their work:

ARBD is still a very unknown subject. People still don’t know that they can actually get brain damage from excessive drinking.

What we do at Serenita is help people to get better. It is very important to say, we are not rehab, but we have a three-step enablement programme. It’s a practical life skills programme.

When people come to us, we assess the level of damage and how they are improving over time. This is the difference between dementia and ARBD. People diagnosed with ARBD, they can actually get better.

Jay is an excellent example of how the programme has helped someone recover and live an independent life.

If you or your loved one is affected by Alcohol-related Brain Damage, find more information and resources on this website.

You can also contact us directly at 01934 422822 or via email at