Gloucestershire Homes For Veterans Celebrates Its Three Year Anniversary
Alabaré’s Gloucestershire Homes for Veterans is celebrating its third anniversary. The charity first opened its doors in the area in November 2013 offering accommodation to Veterans who have found themselves homeless or at serious risk of becoming homeless.
Homes for Veterans is an initiative of Alabaré, a charity who has been caring for the South West and Wales’ most vulnerable people for 25 years by providing shelter and support. Homes for Veterans was specifically created to help Veterans to overcome all kinds of crisis, by providing them with accommodation and access to support to gain skills and the confidence they need to move on to their own home, work or training. Residents also benefit by becoming part of a community befriending support network which they can turn to after moving on from the project. To date Gloucestershire Homes for Veterans have supported over 50 individuals to live a more fulfilling life.
Michael Hibberd, Homes for Veterans Care & Support Manager -
“It is wonderful that today we mark our three year anniversary of providing Homes for Veterans in Gloucestershire. Since this day three years ago, we have increased the amount of accommodation we provide to meet the needs of the local area and would like to thank the supportive communities in Gloucestershire for their ongoing support of this much needed service.”
Alabaré is the largest provider of dedicated accommodation for homeless Veterans of working age outside London. It was launched when the charity identified a need for bespoke homeless services for those in the Veteran community who were struggling to adapt to life in the civilian world. The charity runs 24 homes across England and Wales. The homes provide high to low level support for homeless or vulnerable ex-Armed Forces personnel.