A charity supporting vulnerable, homeless and marginalised people. We help them transform their lives, providing accommodation and support
We are a charity supporting vulnerable, homeless and marginalised people. We help them transform their lives, providing accommodation and helping them gain the skills, confidence and opportunities to live a fulfilled life. Last year we helped support almost 2000 people who may otherwise have had to live on the streets, and on any given night we provide almost 400 bed spaces. Founded in 1991 by Rev John Proctor and his wife Alicia after they befriended and offered a home to a series of people in crisis. They soon realised that the need was far greater than they alone could meet. In partnership with a Christian community, they founded a new charity, Alabaré and following a year of fundraising, our first home, Barnabas House in Salisbury, was opened. 30 years later, Alabaré now offers support to thousands of people in need through its homes and services across England and Wales. We provide specialist support for young parents and their babies, people suffering from addictions, young people and those leaving the care system, those experiencing mental ill-health, adults with learning difficulties, and Armed Forces Veterans who struggle to cope with life outside of the military. We also run training courses and day activities at two Development Centres in Wiltshire. Beyond this we also provide our learning difficulties clients with long term supported homes; a care service for those living in their own accommodation and a residential Christian Community. Our services for Veterans is managed through our sister organisation Homes for Veterans which offers supported housing across the South West and into North Wales. The Alabaré Vision In each of our homes and services, the vision of helping each person to live an independent life of their choosing is achieved by holding fast to our founding principles of generosity, care, compassion and respect.