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Cycle for Veterans July, 2018
A huge thank you to the team from the Defence Academy at Shrivenham who will be taking on an epic fundraising challenge on behalf of our Homes for Veterans service. On the week commencing the 16th July, they will be embarking on a 450km cycle ride from Shrivenham to Normandy and back over the course of four days. The team will comprise of 44 cyclists, supported by a further seven support staff... Read more
AGM 2018 July, 2018
The 2018 Alabaré Annual General Meeting and Celebrations took place on Thursday 12th July as staff, volunteers, trustees and ambassadors all gathered to reflect on the work of the charity over the past year. Our period of reflection included a prayer led by our Senior Chaplain Keith Thomasson. We heard from Alabaré Chairman, John Proctor, who provided his report on behalf of... Read more
Court of Appeal Sleep In ruling July, 2018
Today (Friday 13th July) the Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of MENCAP and decided that sleep-in carers should not receive the National Hourly Minimum Wage when they are asleep at work. An employment tribunal last year ruled that social care providers should pay staff the National Minimum Wage for the periods in which carers were asleep. The tribunal also ordered providers to back pay... Read more
Alabaré are working with Wiltshire Council to ensure there are provisions in place for those people who have been displaced as part of the current Police investigation in Salisbury. Last week we re-housed 10 residents from John Baker House (a hostel for homeless people run by Sanctuary Supported Living) following the evacuation of the residence on the morning of Thursday 5th July. Follow... Read more