Paul's Story

Paul served in the Royal Tank regiment for two years, before he was medically discharged due to a severe knee injury.

Upon leaving the army, Paul struggled with the transition back in to civilian life and eventually became drawn in to criminal activity. During this period, he became addicted to drugs and when his son tragically died, his problems became even worse

As his addiction spiralled out of control, he made two attempts to take his own life. Eventually Paul was sentenced to prison when he was convicted of a criminal offence.

Whilst he was incarcerated, Paul made another attempt to commit suicide by trying to hang himself. After this failed attempt, Paul then decided it was time he took decisive action and turn his life around. He began working with the prison services and even won an award for the efforts he had made during the latter stages of his time in prison. Upon the completion of his sentence, Paul was referred to our Help For Veterans service.

With the support of our dedicated veterans programme, Paul started to learn key skills such as budgeting his finances, cooking for the house and took up voluntary work to give him a sense of worth. Having overcome his drug problems, he has since moved on from Alabaré’s services and can live a structured, independent life once more. 

Homes & Services

Our Homes & Services

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Homes for Veterans England Homes for Veterans England

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Homes for Veterans Wales Homes for Veterans Wales

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