Stuart's Story

Stuart Alabare Homes for Veterans homeless charity

Stuart served as a chef in the Royal Navy and his career saw a tour of the Falklands.

After his time in the forces came to an end, Stuart continued his work as a chef which he very much enjoyed.

His life suddenly took a turn for the worse when his fiancé Sally unexpectedly passed away. Stuart began drinking to deal with the pain but his long time best friend Wayne helped him through his grief. However, Stuart found himself distraught when Wayne tragically died from a heart attack. Stuart quickly found himself alone with no one to help or support him.

Stuart's drinking spiralled out of control and everyday life became a struggle. He lost his job and home - and soon found himself living in a garden shed. After suffering a seizure Stuart was hospitalised. The harsh reality of living outdoors and alcoholism had taken a large toll on his health. Luckily, Stuart was referred to our Homes for Veterans and we were able to move him into one of our specialist homes for vulnerable and homeless ex forces personnel.

With the support of our team Stuart's mental and physical health are slowly improving - he now volunteers his time which gives him a routine and positivity. 

“Alabaré have literally saved my life. I owe them so much. I am now looking forward to the future.”

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