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Changes To Our Dorset Services

At Alabaré, our goal is to help people who are vulnerable or homeless to overcome the challenges they are facing and build new lives for themselves.

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.  In the current economic climate, we know that many are having to cut back on managing their own finances, and it is becoming harder and harder for us to secure the ongoing funds we need to keep all our homes open.

At Alabaré, our goal is to help people who are vulnerable or homeless to overcome the challenges they are facing and build new lives for themselves.

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.  In the current economic climate, we know that many are having to cut back on managing their own finances, and it is becoming harder and harder for us to secure the ongoing funds we need to keep all our homes open.

With finite funds, we want to ensure we are meeting the needs of as many vulnerable people as possible through accessible homes and providing the most effective support we can in the areas with the highest need for our services.  Therefore, we regularly review our services to ensure we are achieving these aims.

In our most recent review, we have decided to make some changes to the support we provide in Dorset.

Our Chief Executive, Andrew Lord, explains more:

“We have seen a continuing fall in the number of referrals we have been receiving from veterans and young people from the Dorset area.  It is always positive news if fewer people in any area need the supported accommodation we provide for homeless people. Therefore, we feel 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. Whilst we regret that we will no longer be on hand for people in those towns, we know that there are other organisations providing help to veterans in Weymouth and young people in Bournemouth already and therefore feel confident that there will continue to be support available to those who need guidance and understanding.

“We know this may be disappointing news for the local community, and we do recognise and apologise for the disruption and upheaval this causes to those residents living with us.  We can confirm that we have chosen to make these changes at a time which corresponds to when several were ready to move on with arrangements to move to their own homes already in place.  For our other residents, we are working closely with each of them individually to identify the best accommodation for them to move on to. Where suitable, we have offered them the opportunity to relocate to one of our other homes and are working with others and the local council to ensure everyone has a suitable home to move on to.  This process is ongoing, and we are committed to all our residents’ continued well-being.”

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