Finding your way in the local community can be a challenge. If you've been going through a hard time or are not feeling very confident, then perhaps a supportive hand could make all the difference for you.
Alabaré Mentoring and Befriending
In many areas we have volunteers in the communities surrounding our homes and services who are there to help you if you are taking your first steps back to independence once leaving Alabaré. Sometimes you might have a shared history; perhaps you are both Armed Forces Veterans, or maybe that person is also a past Alabaré resident. Our volunteers can visit you whilst you are still living in your Alabaré home to find out your interests, and you can discuss the ways that you think you might like to get involved in activities happening locally. That person can then help you to make some of these ideas a reality, and support you in your first steps.
When you feel ready to move on and manage your own home, it can be reassuring to have someone to talk to, or someone who can come to a meeting with you. If you think you could benefit from Alabaré's Mentoring and Befriending team, then please ask your Key Worker for more information. Also, we are always keen to hear from people who are living near an Alabaré home or service and would like to find out more about volunteer opportunities - please call 01722 322882 or email Volunteering@alabare.co.uk Click here for details of volunteer vacancies...
If you are on a low income and are looking for a home to rent, the private rental market can seem out of reach. Private landlords can be unsure about letting their properties to people without a large up front deposit or excellent references. Good Move, funded by Crisis, is Alabaré's ethical lettings and support service which provides professional property management for landlords, giving them the confidence to let to people on lower incomes. We can also help you access low cost deposits, furniture and give you support with budgeting. So if you would like to find out more about how Good Move may be able to help you, please call us on 07887 532371 or email us.
If you are a landlord and would like to find out more about our Good Move property management service you can contact us in the same way.