Veterans in England and Wales will benefit from a grant of £130,000, which was awarded to Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.
The funds will support ex-service personnel across both England and Wales, providing them with supported accommodation dedicated for Veterans. This in turn will provide them with the environment they need to make positive life changes and make the transition in to independent living.
Andrew Lord, Chief Executive, Alabaré Christian Care & Support said:
“Alabaré welcome the generous financial support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for our work with Veterans. Through grants such as these we are able to ensure Alabaré is there for them, to help them regain their confidence, build skills and become ready to live successful, independent lives once more.”
The grant will support Veterans across ten geographical locations, who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. This can come as a result of a number of issues including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, ill health, unemployment, family breakdown or similar.
Alabaré provide dedicated support to Veterans across the South of England and Wales – specifically; Wiltshire, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Devon, Dorset as well as North and South Wales. On any given night Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans are able to keep over 115 Veterans off the streets, making Alabaré the largest provider of supported accommodation for working-age veterans outside of London.
For more information or to arrange an interview call Harvey Taylor on 01722 344485.
Notes to editors
At Alabaré we support people to overcome the barriers of homelessness, mental ill-health and learning disabilities in-order to have a home, health, choice and independence.
Alabaré Christian Care and Support provide the highest standards of accommodation and support to disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our communities in order that they can have a home, health, choice and independence. Since 1991, Alabaré have been working with people facing disadvantage through homelessness, mental ill-health, learning disability or a combination of these. We provide housing and personalised support based on the individual needs and aspirations of each person, tackling underlying causes and giving them the skills and confidence to move forward with their lives.
Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans provides accommodation and support for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We have 23 Homes for Veterans across the South and South West of England and across Wales, which can collectively house 115 Veterans at any one time. Our first Home for Veteran opened in Plymouth in 2009 and today we are the largest provider of supported housing for homeless Veterans of working age outside of London.