September ENews

Homes not Streets Campaign Update

In recent weeks we have heard from the Government that they have decided to scrap the Local Housing Allowance cap in its current form. We are delighted with this news. The cap would have been financially ruinous for charities running services for vulnerable people and devastating for our residents.  Supported Housing is a highly cost-effective service: it saves money and it saves lives.  You can more on our reaction here.
 
We are thankful that our local MPs have shown that they are committed to listening to the needs of vulnerable people in Supported Housing.  In recent weeks we have welcomed John Glen, John Penrose and Michelle Donelan to our homes to see and hear of the transformational difference Alabaré is making in people’s lives.  We are campaigning for a sustainable future for supported housing and are committed to working with the Government through their consultation process. We have further visits planned from several other MPs in the coming months so watch this space! 

Read more about our Homes not Streets Campaign here.

Simon's Story

My name is Simon and this is my story of how Alabaré’s Hampshire Homes for Veterans helped me -

I joined the 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment in 2002 and served for 9 ½ years, during which time I took part in three tours of duty; to Iraq, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan.  I was also able to spend 6 ½ years of my years training and serving as a Combat Medic and Assault Pioneer, time I really enjoyed, and I felt a really valued part of my team. Read his story here.

Our Salisbury Young People enjoy a taste of the wild

Two of our housing support workers from the Exeter Street project - Wiltshire Leaving Care South had the pleasure of taking three of our young people to Far Peak Adventure Centre in Northleach recently. 

The trip was an overnight camp. The young people participated in an array of outdoor activities including climbing and team building. They also learnt survival and bush craft skills. The day was rounded off sitting around the camp fire, chatting and roasting marshmallows. The young people involved loved the trip which was made possible from the kind donation from St Martins Church Salisbury.

Fun Day Out at Wilton House

At the beginning of the month our wonderful Learning Disabled clients were invited by Wilton House to enjoy the grounds and to make the most of the facilities. The staff at the house were very accommodating and the weather stayed warm and dry. Everyone had a great day and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. 

Glow in the Park Longleat

Our biggest fundraiser to date took place at Longleat House on 10th September. The event attracted 3,357 people who signed up to run, walk and dance around the 6km fun run. It really was a spectacular sight. Read more here.

Inspire Award

A huge congratulations to Hannah Mason who was awarded an Inspire Award at the beginning of the month.  She was presented the award by our Chief Executive, Andrew Lord in recognition of organising and running a silent auction to raise funds for our Young People's project in Salisbury. The event raised an outstanding £700, well done Hannah!

Save the Date!

The Big Sleep at Salisbury Cathedral will be on 3rd March next year. The event helps raise awareness of the many issues surrounding homelessness, as well as raising vital funds for the Salisbury Drop In Centre at Alabaré Place. Read more

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