Celebrating Our New-look Barnabas House In Salisbury

Press release

2nd August 2013

Charity celebrates new-look home in Salisbury

Local charity, Alabaré Christian Care & Support celebrated the reopening of their Barnabas House with a tea-party yesterday, 1st August. 

Over the past year, the home has enjoyed a complete remodelling and make-over thanks to significant donations from the Trustees of The Sarsen Charitable Trust, supporter Ms Roisin Isaacs, and local businesses.  The tea party will be an opportunity to officially thank them for their donations that they have made and show off the fabulous outcome.

Supporter Roisin Isaacs, who is one of Channel 4’s Secret Millionaires, explains why she decided to get involved: “I had known about Alabaré for a while and when the opportunity came up to make a meaningful contribution to a well developed project, such as Barnabas House, I decided it was a very worthwhile time to get involved.  They already had some funding in place and needed someone to bridge the gap.  I am delighted with the phenomenal result.”

Barnabas House, which was Alabaré’s first home, opened on 11th June 1992, supports vulnerable women so that they are able to make positive changes in their lives.  Residents may be overcoming past mental or physical abuse, addiction or mental health issues.

Belinda Chugg, Manager of Barnabas House, said: “We are so grateful for the donations we have been given which have allowed us to transform this house into a beautiful home for our residents.  Each has had the opportunity to choose their own colour scheme, and has created a sanctuary for themselves in their own room.  Having that private space, along with some bright, modern communal spaces, makes such a difference to their well-being and self-esteem.”

Current resident, Tatiana said: “One word – Amazing!  It’s our home.”

You can find out more information about Alabaré by visiting the charity’s website www.alabare.co.uk