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The Veterans’ Gateway records over 10,000 enquiries as it celebrates its first year in service

The Veterans’ Gateway, the 24-hour service that helps former service men and women to navigate their new lives as civilians, has recorded over 10,000 enquiries and 183,420 website users since its launch, one year ago yesterday, 5th July 2018.

Designed to offer a one stop shop through which veterans can access advice on a vast range of areas, from housing to health concerns, the Veterans’ Gateway has seen over 37,000 click throughs to external sites, with the majority of users requesting advice on finance.

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Alabaré Homes for Veterans welcomes National Armed Forces Day 2019 to Salisbury!

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.

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New research from DSC shows Armed Forces charities provide £40 million of housing support to over 11,000 people every year

New research released by The Directory of Social Change (DSC), funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), reveals that 78* Armed Forces charities deliver housing support to at least 11,600 beneficiaries annually, with charities spending at least £40 million on housing provision in the previous year.

47 charities provide accommodation services, collectively providing at least 4,700 properties across the UK, which have a total capacity to house at least 10,200 people.

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Cricket Club Auction Raises Vital Funds for Local Charities

Every year, Chippingdale Cricket Club holds a curry night and auction at local award-winning curry restaurant, Mahaan, to raise money for two local charities.
Care for Veterans and Worthing Churches Homeless Projects benefit from the money raised by the sale of auction items, which are donated to the Cricket Club over the course of the year. Auction Lots were as diverse as a race experience at Goodwood, a plumber for the day and a Karcher window vac! There was also a quiz before the auction which tested the general knowledge of attendees.

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Local charity launches Veterans Appeal

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.

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