Who are Alabaré?
We are a charity that supports 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.
The Alabaré Story
Alabaré was 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, was opened. (click here to read our founding story)
25 years later, Alabaré now offers support to over 3,000 people in need through its homes and services across the South and South West of England and Wales. We provide specialist support for young mothers 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.
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. (click here to download our Vision, Mission and Values booklet)
We welcome people of all faiths and none to our homes, and to be part of Alabaré. Key to our desire to live out the meaning of Alabaré (‘I will praise’) is the opportunity to involve the wider community in our walk and work, so that together we can achieve our vision of a society where everyone has the opportunity to live a fulfilling life.
We continue to be true to our Christian roots; driven by a passion for those that are overlooked, neglected or abandoned by society in a way that does not judge but rather offers hope and practical care to those who need it most.