RNRM Charity Funding

Alabaré have successfully secured funds to support Armed Forces Veterans who are homeless or in need of support. The Grant of £35,000 has been awarded by The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity based in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

In 2009 Alabaré opened its first dedicated Home for Veterans in Plymouth. Since then 100+ bedspaces have been developed in 22 dedicated Homes for Veterans. The homes are located across the south and south west in Plymouth, Gosport, Fareham, Weymouth, Salisbury, Bristol, Gloucester and in North and South Wales.

Prior to moving in residents have been either homeless or at severe risk of becoming homeless. During the last five years Alabaré have supported 300 Veterans, of which 17% are Royal Navy and Royal Marines Veterans. This new funding will enable the charity to sustain their dedicated homes through which they hope to support 140 Veterans including former Naval personnel in the next 12 months.

Alabaré’s homes provide a safe environment which the Veterans can rebuild confidence and focus on their future. With help from Alabaré’s trained support staff the residents can address the underlying issues of debt, addiction, mental health and relationship breakdown. When required, staff help residents access further specialist support.

Andrew Lord, Chief Executive Officer at Alabaré said

“We are truly thrilled at securing this funding as it means our support for ex-military personnel, particularly Naval Veterans can be sustained and guaranteed for the immediate future. We are passionate that those who have served our country should be helped if they fall on hard times. We provide a home where they can come and rebuild their lives in a supported way and gain the skills and confidence they need to move on to enjoy a successful, independent and fulfilling life”.

A spokesperson from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity said

“Our Charity proudly champions the work of Alabaré Christian Care and Support on behalf of our Naval Service veterans. Alabaré’s homes are conveniently situated in areas where many of our ex-sailors and marines spent their days serving the nation, so it’s reassuring to know that they have a dedicated retreat available to them should they need it.”