New Home For Veterans
Salisbury-based charity Alabaré is pleased to announce a new home in its provision of accommodation for homeless Veterans. The property is the 25th house in its Homes for Veterans portfolio and is conveniently situated on the outskirts of Salisbury City Centre and will provide a place for up to six Veterans to call home. The Home has been named Peter House in memory of an Alabaré Veteran who passed away earlier in the year.
Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans initiative covers the south, south west and Wales. Currently homes are located in Plymouth, Weymouth, Salisbury, Gosport, Fareham, Bristol, Gloucester, Pontypridd, Cardiff, Carmarthen and Colwyn Bay. In total 111 bed-spaces are available to ex-military who have become homeless or at severe risk of becoming homeless. The accommodation in Salisbury, because of its strategic location to several military bases, is in demand.
The Homes provide a safe environment where the Veterans can rebuild confidence and focus on their future. With help from Alabaré’s trained support staff the residents can address any underlying issues that have contributed to them becoming homeless; issues may include financial debt, addiction, mental health problems or relationship breakdowns.
Mike Hibberd, Care and Support Manager for Veterans says,
"The first residents have already moved into the house and are benefiting from our support. The sad facts are the Home will soon be fully occupied. As welfare reforms take hold, our former servicemen and women are not immune to falling on hard times and finding themselves at crisis point."