Over the last couple of months, there have been a few changes in our homes and services that we wanted to let you know about.
In Trowbridge, we are opening a new three-bedroom home from which we will support young people leaving local authority care. Our team will be on hand to help residents from the age of 16 through the transition into greater independence and help them gain the skills they need in budgeting, healthy eating, etc., to be able to go on to successful lives in their own homes. Our Alabaré Employability Coaches are also on hand to help them write CVs, prepare for job interviews, and secure employment or training in the fields they want to enter.
In Gloucestershire, we are moving from one of our homes in the city and looking for a new property from which we can continue supporting homeless and vulnerable veterans. If you are a landlord or know of a property which could be suitable, please do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Dorset, we have seen a fall in the number of referrals we have been receiving from veterans and young people in the immediate areas around our current homes. It is always positive news if fewer people in any area need the supported accommodation that we provide for those who are homeless. We feel that it is right to adapt our support to fit other areas in our region where we know there are current pinch-points of people in need and are therefore moving from our previous Dorset locations.
We are currently looking for homes in other areas – if you have or know of any properties which you know are available to rent, please contact us at email@example.com.
Following the announcement earlier this year from Devon County Council that they are proposing to cease their funding commitment to the provision of support for homeless people in the region, we have had to stop accepting new residents into one of our four homes in Bideford. We are working with those existing residents of that home to find the next step in accommodation for them to move on to in the next few months, as we face the likelihood of having to scale back our current services in the county.
Our goal is always to help as many people as possible who are vulnerable or homeless. We want to help them overcome the challenges they are facing and build new lives for themselves. With limited funds, we want to ensure our homes are both accessible and are providing the most effective support we can in the areas where there is the highest need for our services. We will, therefore, continue to regularly review our services to make sure we are achieving these aims.
As a charity, we rely on the support of donors in order to make many of our homes and help possible. We are incredibly grateful for the support that our donors and funders give. If you have a property in the South or South West of England or in North or South Wales that you would consider renting to Alabaré, then please do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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