Veteran's Village Groundbreaking
We were delighted to be part of a groundbreaking ceremony today, marking the beginning of the construction phase of the UK's first purpose built Veteran's village in Wilton.
We are working in partnership with Our Wilton on this unique development that will address the needs of vulnerable Veterans by supporting them into independent living in an integrated community. We will provide help to help the Veterans who are most in need of support, giving them practical advice and assistance, as well as emotional care, in order to transition successfully back to their civilian lives.
Andrew Lord, CEO
"We are delighted to be working in partnership with Our Wilton. Alabaré is passionate about providing care and support to Veterans in need. This landmark project will transform the lives of those who have served our Country. It is great that we are able to come together to celebrate the start of this very exciting build."
Matthew Bell, CEO of Our Enterprise (the founding organisations in the scheme)
“We all owe a huge debt to our forces and a project like this is long overdue. These men and women risk their lives for our safety, yet when they return home they are often faced with huge difficulties. This project is about supporting them on their return and helping them make the transition into civilian life in a positive way."
The former Erskine Barracks was a field base for the US Army during World War II and was named after British war hero General Sir George Erskine. It was a major military base for UK forces right up until 2010 when troops were relocated elsewhere.