Tony served for 25 years in the Royal Navy. He saw active service in Iraq, Sierra Leone and the Gulf; the experiences of war changed his life dramatically. After returning home from each tour, Tony became more and more depressed and found life very hard. He became frequently nervous of loud bangs. Tony's wellbeing continued to deteriorate, spending more and more time indoors and finding comfort in alcohol.
After the breakdown of his marriage, Tony decided the best way forward for him was to leave the Navy and try to get himself sorted out. However, he found himself without a home and with no one to turn to. Luckily, he was given a place in our accommodation for homeless and vulnerable Veterans.
At first, Tony still struggled with his depression and found it hard to quit drinking to calm his nerves. Undeterred, our team helped Tony to work on these issues. He began going for runs in the mornings and enjoyed cooking for the other Veterans in the house.
After just 6 months living with Alabaré, Tony was completely transformed. He had a full time job and had even been on a residential detox programme to address his alcohol dependancy. Tony felt independent enough to move on from the home. Our staff helped him find a new home and moved him in.
Tony is now settled in a place of his own where he has a great network of friends surrounding him.
"Without Alabaré I don't think I would be here. They were there for me when I needed help. I can't thank them enough."