Type Care homes for veterans
Location Nationwide
Grant amount £35,000
Date March 2015
Website www.alabare.co.uk

How the charity helps working age veterans

In 2009 Alabaré opened its first dedicated home for veterans in Plymouth. Since then 94-bed spaces have been developed in 24 dedicated homes for veterans. The homes are located in Plymouth, Gosport, Fareham, Weymouth, Salisbury, Gloucester and Cardiff. Almost 300 vulnerable veterans of working age have been supported.

In addition to their work with veterans, they provide care and support to adults with a learning disability, people with enduring mental illness, single homeless, young people and families in crisis. Over 3000 people are supported per year. The types of services include drop in centres for homeless people, 24-hour high support residential projects, move on homes, resettlement, and floating support services. Floating support services aim to prevent families becoming homeless. In addition, they run training services from two Development Centres near Salisbury and 12 charity shops directly managed by ourselves or in partnership with another charity.

Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity grant

In March 2005, Alabaré received a £35,000 grant from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. The grant is to support veterans who are presenting issues which include: homelessness, mental health problem, debt issues, substance addiction and relationship breakdown. This is achieved through move on homes which has a service split of 75% Army, 8 per cent RAF, 17 per cent Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Royal Navy and Royal Marines regions are mainly through homes in Gosport, Fareham and Plymouth.