March Network News

Welcome to our March newsletter. It's great to hear that so many of you have already signed up to take part in our Sleep Outs this month.  With no guaranteed statutory funding, the life-changing support provided by our Drop In Centre teams is completely dependent on the generosity of individuals like you.  If you haven't signed up yet...there's still time....!!

Andrew Lord

Chief Executive


We don't ask to be thanked, but it's always great to hear what a difference we have made.  Here's what one ex-resident posted on Facebook recently...

 I would like to give a big thanks to Nikki and Andy the staff at Alabaré's Home for Veterans in Plymouth I have been there since I came off of Dartmoor homeless and living in a tent, thanks to them I have just moved into a nice flat and the RBL have given me a lot of support Nikki and Andy are wonderful staff and my stay was amazing, a big thank you to Alabaré if it was not for you I would be homeless, in prison or dead thank you from the bottom of my heart.

 Don't Miss Out - Sleep Out

13th March 2015

 There's still time to sign up for this year's Sleep Outs, but don't delay...Together we are raising funds to support our Drop In Centres in Salisbury and Trowbridge which provide help and support to people living in crisis. Please join us and together "let's end homelessness" Click here for more info....

Living in Hampshire?  Why not join out Andover Sleep In?

 Thank you for making us welcome

 A huge thank you to our neighbour at our new Young People's home in Chippenham who called around to offer help to our young residents.... She kindly offered her services to help any of our residents that struggle with Maths as she used to be a teacher, saying; “When I moved in to this estate, everyone rallied round to help me settle, that’s what we do as a community, we help each other. So If there’s anyway I can help then please just knock on my door”. 

 BREAKING NEWS...In the next couple of weeks will be announcing a new Alabaré service for young people in Hampshire.  Keep watching our website for more info...!

 Dick Whittington arrives in Salisbury

 Dick Whittington and the cast of our fifth annual Pantomime took to the stage of St Mark's Church Salisbury last Friday in a production written and performed by Alabaré's Happy Mondays Writing Group.  The audience were treated to a joyous evening of classic panto banter, fantastic costumes, music and here to read more

What's coming up at Alabaré...

10th March - Salisbury City Centre collection in aid of our Salisbury Drop In Centre at Alabaré Place

13th March -  Sleep Outs 2015 – Our annual fundraising sleep out.  Book your place today!

20th March - Magna Carta Reception – Alabaré's Wiltshire Ambassadors would like to invite you to a reception and presentation on the Magna Carta by Robert Key.  This fundraising evening will support Alabaré’s work with homeless and vulnerable people in Wiltshire.

Welcome to our new Bristol & Gloucester teams

This month we are delighted to welcome Neil Hunt, our new Gloucestershire Home for Veterans Team Leader.  Click here to read more about Neil...

In Bristol, congratulations to Jackie Barber who has been promoted to Team Leader in our Bristol homes in Veterans, and welcome back to Duncan (Mac) McCleer who is returning to the home as our Housing Support Worker

Can you spare an hour on Tuesday 10th March?

We are looking for volunteers to help with our Salisbury City Centre collection in aid of our Alabaré Place Drop In Centre.  If you have an hour to spare between 10am and 3pm then we would love to hear from you....Please call Heather Hitchins on 01722 322882 or email

Also in the news....

Alabaré are proud to have been accepted as a member of COBSEO - The Confederation of Service Charities. COBSEO provide a collective voice for charities and organisations supporting the Armed Forces Community. Click here to read more...

Well done to Jackie Moore and her team for the great feedback received on their first NOCN award assessment - through the scheme, which is available across Alabaré, service users and residents can attain recognised qualifications in a wide range of subjects.

Congratulations to Yvonne Way, our Alabaré Property Manager on receiving her second Alabaré Inspire Award.  Yvonne was again nominated by her colleagues in recognition of the fantastic work that she does setting up our new homes.