South-West based charity Alabaré are thrilled to announce their flagship fundraising event, The Big Sleep, is heading to the brand new location of Gloucester Prison.Read more
Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans had the pleasure of welcoming MP for Portsmouth South Stephen Morgan to one of our Hampshire services. Stephen was able to spend the afternoon hearing the stories of our service users and how Alabaré is helping them in their time of need upon leaving the forces.Read more
Alabaré Homes for Veterans are delighted to welcome National Armed Forces Day 2019 to Salisbury!
This fantastic event will shine a national light on the tremendous work of our awe-inspiring UK Armed Forces, and our heroic Veterans community, all against the backdrop of our beautiful city.
As the home of UK Land Forces for nearly half a century and with close ties to military bases all around the area, Salisbury is a fitting location to showcase our Nation’s Armed Forces.Read more
South-West based homeless charity Alabaré has announced the launch of our Homes For Veterans Appeal as we believe that no Veteran should be forced to sleep on the streets
By launching our appeal, we are hoping to raise awareness of the housing issues faced by Veterans in their life after the forces. Be it as a result of depression, PTSD or a family breakdown, too many find themselves in the desperate situation of being homeless.
We are hoping that by raising awareness of this issue, we can act to provide the hope and confidence that Veterans need for the future.Read more
We asking you to pledge your support and to update you on some very positive developments on our quest to eliminate Veterans’ homelessness following our reception at the House of Lords in March.
The University of York research that we launched at the reception highlights how some ex-Service personnel slip through the net and end up homeless after leaving the Armed Forces. Evidence suggests that well over a thousand ex-service personnel each year require urgent support to find accommodation.
On the back of this research we developed a Call to Action to help tackle this important issue.Read more
This weekend four former Alabaré Gloucestershire Homes for Veterans residents took on the daunting task of the Cumbrian Challenge in support of Walking With The Wounded. The 23km tab took them up Lingmoor Fell and Blake Ridge, an elevation of around 5000ft and in temperatures of around 24 degrees, and whilst they completed against about another 100 teams, the four came first for a second year running as they completed the course in around 4 ½ hours.
Paul Bradley (Ex-Parachute regiment) John Clark (Ex-Rifles), Paul Newark (Ex-Grenadier Guards) and Mark Arnold (Ex-Royal Gibraltar Regiment) decided to run the course despite the temperatures.Read more
Celebrating the 40th anniversary since Danny met Sandy and a feeling of Summer Lovin’ swept the nation, local homeless charity Alabaré, are inviting you to their outdoor cinema extravaganza of the iconic musical, Grease!
Film goers will have the chance to see this all-time favourite against the historic backdrop of Old Sarum airfield. So come along to dance and sing the night away on Saturday June 2nd and help raise valuable funds for Alabaré and Our Wilton’s work with homeless and vulnerable veterans.Read more
Alabaré’s Gloucestershire Home for Veterans were delighted to welcome Commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, Lieutenant General Timothy Buchan Radford, CB, DSO, OBE to visit the service.
The visit came about after our padre LT-Col Grant-Jones of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps spoke of his desire to invite the commander to our services to demonstrate the excellent work carried out by our Gloucester team.
Alongside Lieutenant General Timothy Buchan Radford and Lt Col Grant-Jones, was Lt Col Richard Smith who is soon to be Padre to ARRC and Padre for our Gloucestershire Home as of August 2018.Read more
Alabaré are delighted to announce that nearly £11,000 has been raised for ‘Welcome Packs’ for homeless Veterans going in to the new Wilton Hill Veterans Village. The funds have been raised by the churches of the Chalke Valley, through a series of initiatives as part of their Lent project.
The Welcome Packs will contain a variety of household items for vulnerable Veterans’ who are moving in to the development. They will contain everything a person needs from the mattress through to the mug.
The Wilton Hill Veterans Village is a pioneering initiative that will boast 44 flats for ex-service personnel and will also include enterprise space and access for Veterans to engage in training and employment support.Read more
The Cobseo Housing Cluster received the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) Working Together Award at the Soldiering on Awards on Friday 20th April, at a special ceremony at Westminster Bridge Park Plaza.
The Cluster is a combination of 30 veterans’ housing organizations and charities formed to provide veteran specific housing and create an integrated veterans’ housing sector, with clear pathways for ex-Service personnel and their families in housing need to move into permanent homes.Read more