Our Alabaré Development Centres offer vocational training and meaningful day activities to vulnerable adults with a variety of needs. We have two development centres in Wiltshire;
Our Barford Training Centre is run from a converted farm in the village of Barford St Martin, near Salisbury. With its wood workshop, pottery barn, training kitchen, teaching room and an acre of land dedicated to horticulture; there is something for everyone at Barford.
Our Old Sarum Development Centre is 2 miles north of Salisbury, and can be accessed via local buses which run from Salisbury and Amesbury. The Old Sarum site is spread across approximately 4 acres and has large gardens, a retail shop and a grounds maintenance service. The site at Old Sarum is open to members of the public Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm.
Our Development Centres are fully accredited centres delivering NOCN qualifications. These qualifications could help you gain the necessary skills you need to access employment, work experience or any other educational opportunities you may wish to pursue. We can work with you to develop an individual training plan for whichever area you'd like to pursue.
You are welcome to attend as many training sessions as you like too, our days are set out so that you can fit two sessions into one day. You can visit our Development Centres for as long as want to, but if you're interested in work place or training opportunities, we're on hand to help you with that too.
You can book placements directly by calling us at the centre, or you can be referred through another agency, such as Community Mental Health teams or Community teams for people with Learning Disabilities. You can pay for sessions using your personal budget or other form of direct payment, private funds or with funding from the local authority.
We also run a fully equipped ITC suite at our Old Sarum Centre which offers courses to the general public including the ECDL - European Computer driving licence. Please email or call us if you are interested in this service.
If you would like more information on the service, please get in touch, or download a copy of our Alabaré project information sheet.