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Supporting people who are homeless and vulnerable

We know that life isn’t always simple. We never know when we may be faced by a crisis, feel despair, or need support to live the independent life we wish for. Sometimes we just need someone to walk by our side. At Alabaré, that’s what we do.

Through our extensive network of homes, drop-in centres and support services, we offer people who are homeless and vulnerable accommodation and support so they can live a safe and positive life of their choice. If housing or wellbeing is a problem for you, take a look at what we do and get in touch to see if we can help.


What we do

We’ve been supporting people who are homeless, vulnerable or marginalised for over 30 years, empowering individuals to live a fulfilled and independent life. We do this by providing safe accommodation and helping them gain the skills and confidence they need to embrace the life they deserve.

See below for a comprehensive list of who and how we help.


We offer homes and support for people who are homeless or those in vulnerable situations.  This can include an immediate roof over their heads, supporting their mental health and training to help them progress and move on in any way  they choose.

Help for homeless

Our veteran pathway provides accommodation, training, wellbeing and support programmes to help ex-Armed Forces personnel who have struggled or faced homelessness in their civilian lives.

Help for veterans
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Young people

We help hundreds of homeless young people and young care leavers have a safe home and support to build a new future. Our team can help with employment skills and training.

Help for young people
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Learning disabilities

Our Supported Living Homes, and activities run at our Development Centres, ensure our adults with learning disabilities have the independent and fulfilling lives that they choose.

Learning disability support
Parent with baby at Salisbury Parent and Baby Home
Parent & baby

We welcome vulnerable young parents aged 16-25 years, and their babies. We help each to gain skills to provide a fulfilling life for them and their child, and manage their future homes.

Help for parent & baby
Crafts and crafting for clients with learning disabilities at Alabare
Training & activities

We provide a flexible, stimulating programme of training to equip our clients with the skills and enable them to access employment or other educational opportunities should they wish to.

Training at Alabaré

Supporting people with their mental health and wellbeing

We offer a range of support for anyone in Wiltshire who is struggling with their mental health, including a confidential phone line, a drop-in and a counselling service.

Phone lines seven days a week 9am – 11pm
Call: 08082 803528
Mental health support

The BIG Sleep Stargazing Sleepout – Tisbury, Wiltshire

Bed down for one night at this thirteenth-century barn and watch the stars unfold above you. This fabulous, never-before-done event welcomes community-minded supporters and families with children over the age of eight.

Join us as we stand against homelessness in a single act of compassion to help save lives under the cover of our Cranborne Chase National Landscape dark night skies.

What is involved:  We are asking you to get sponsored to sleep out for one night and, by doing so, raise funds so Alabaré can provide the support needed to help more homeless people across Wiltshire and the South West.

Your generosity means we can continue to welcome people off the streets – Register today or see the other events we have planned by visiting our events page.

Open our events page

Latest news

Here, you can find all the latest news stories from across the Alabaré services dedicated to homeless adults, young people, veterans and those with learning disabilities.

Group including Bishop of Salisbury HM Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire and others mark 80 years since the loss of HMS Stonehenge

How you can help

 We can’t do what we do without our supporters and fundraisers. Whether you want to take part in one of our Alabaré charity events or give us your time as a volunteer, only with your help can we continue to run our homes and services.

Atlantic Nomads Winning photograph

Our fantastic supporters across the UK put on all kinds of activities, and undertake all kinds of challenges. From quiz nights to auctions, from walks to Atlantic challenges: almost anything is possible!

Find out more
Alabaré BIG Sleep events

Our events provide life-changing income to help us continue to provide care and support to the homeless and vulnerable. Have a look at the huge variety of events we run as well as details on our signature BIG Sleep events.

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Make a donation

Do something truly amazing – donate today to help bring safety and independence to those who need it.

2.5 Hours support in any of our homeless services

A craft activity for up to 12 clients at our Development Centres

Day of accommodation and support in a homeless service

A roast lunch in our Salisbury Hostel Drop-in for street homeless and residents

10 hours of mental health support on our phone lines

A day’s activity for 5 young people with Boots on the Ground

Please give what you can and help someone find the safe, secure housing they need.

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Volunteer with Alabaré

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our work at Alabaré – we couldn’t do what we do without their incredible daily support and enthusiasm.

Across England and Wales, we are grateful for our wonderful volunteers who help us by supporting or running a wide range of activities in our homes, working in our shops and helping us provide extra opportunities for our clients that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to do.

If you have some time and would like to meet new people and share your skills while supporting others, it all starts with a chat…..

Find out about Volunteering

When he arrived Stu was an ‘entrenched alcoholic’ who said he ‘did not want to live’.

Stu has many physical health conditions, including cirrhosis of the liver due to his alcohol dependency over the years. He also has historical fractures, affecting his daily mobility.


Read Stu’s Story
Chaplaincy support is based at Riverside House
Meet the team

Beyond our base in Salisbury we’re lucky to have a rich network of staff, ambassadors, trustees and patrons who work hard to ensure that we provide the best level of support possible across all of our homes and services.

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Make a difference to people’s lives every day. We have a variety of roles available. With our passion for providing excellent services, we also offer a culture of integrity, inclusiveness, empowerment, equality and collaboration.

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Alabaré Charity Shops in Salisbury and Amesbury and our Alabaré Wilton Emporium produce vital funds to help us keep homeless and vulnerable people off the streets. Find out more including our opening hours and where to find them.

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Quick contact

If you need some help or have any questions please get in touch. We will get back to you within 48 hours for any general enquiries. If you need emergency help click here

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