Gloucestershire Homes For Veterans Welcomes The High Sheriff
Our Gloucestershire Homes for Veterans in Longlevens were delighted to welcome The High Sheriff on Thursday 9th March. The High Sheriff, The Rt Hon The Countess Bathurst, met with residents both past and present, listening to their stories and hearing how Alabaré’s Gloucestershire Homes for Veterans have helped them.
Opened in September 2014 our Gloucestershire Homes for Veterans offers housing and support to ex-Service personnel who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The project in Longlevens can offer accommodation for up to 8 Veterans in need of support providing them with confidence and life skills for the future.
The Rt Hon The Countess Bathurst said;
‘I am so pleased to have been invited here and see the marvellous work this charity does, they are literally saving lives of those in need. I will be going away today and telling everyone about the great work they do. Long may it continue.’
The High Sheriff was met by Andrew Lord, CEO of Alabaré, the charity behind the Veterans home scheme, Team Leader Neil Hunt and Chairman of Gloucestershire Ambassadors, Colonel (retired) Ian Harris
Neil Hunt, Team Leader at Gloucestershire Homes for Veterans;
‘We are very grateful that The High Sheriff has come to look around our Homes for Veterans project here in Gloucestershire. We opened this home two and a half years ago and it is great to be able to demonstrate how well we have integrated into the local community.’