June Network News
I know what you’re thinking; we’ve gotten ahead of ourselves and skipped ahead to June, forgetting May’s eNews. Well, not quite… At Alabaré we believe in looking to the future: expanding our services and helping more people lead happy, independent lives. We want the news we send to reflect that, so we’ve given our Network News this small tweak. Please read on to find out what we’ve been up to over the last month, and what we’ve got coming up soon. As always, thank you for your continued support!
The Orchard History Roadshow
Marking the centenary year of the start of World War One on 10th May, residents at The Orchards, our young people’s home in Devizes, hosted a WW1 History Roadshow. For the full story of the fantastic event click here.
We have some sad news to share with you. Our Senior Chaplain, Canon Jonathan Martin, will soon be leaving Alabaré. Jonathan has been with us since 2013 and has been instrumental in creating a volunteer chaplaincy team to serve all of our homes and services. Please click here to hear a few words from Jonathan himself.
Let the Good News Ring Out!
When something great happens at Alabaré we like to share it with everyone! So in that spirit, we’ve installed a ‘Good News Bell’ at our Riverside House base. Listen out for it next time you visit Riverside House…
Thank you Ikea Cardiff
Thank you to the Cardiff store of Ikea for allowing us to collect for our Wales Home for Veterans in May. Thank you to everyone who gave donations and stopped to chat about our first Veterans Home in Wales. Thanks to you we raised a fantastic total of £430.38! Click here to find out more about our Wales Home for Veterans which will be opening in Pontypridd later this year.
Extended support for young care leavers
We are delighted to announce that from October 2014 we will be able to provide more beds for young people leaving care in Wiltshire. We currently provide 6 bed spaces at Towpath House. Soon we will be able to provide 10 bed spaces spread across multiple houses in Wiltshire, for young people aged 16 to 17 who are leaving the care system.
Our experienced staff will support the young residents to acquire the skills they need to move on to independent lives within their own accommodation. These skills will include: sustaining a tenancy, integrating within their community, engaging in education and training, gaining work and developing self care skills. This is an exciting opportunity for Alabaré’s Young People team. We can’t wait to get started!
Congratulations to Caroline Foster who has passed her probationary period and is now working every Tuesday in a local charity shop. Busy Caroline also spends her time working with Wiltshire People First, Salisbury Independent Self Advocacy Group and volunteers for Mencap Breakaway.
Great stuff Caroline, well done you!
Caroline is supported by our Alabaré Learning Disability team.
Please come along to our events in Trowbridge to show your support for everything that the Armed Forces do. Read More
28th June – Plymouth Armed Forces Day
Set against the stunning natural backdrop of the Plymouth Sound, Plymouth will be hosting an Armed Forces Day Event on Plymouth Hoe. Please pop along to the Alabaré tent to say hello on the day.
16th July - AGM 2014