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Alabare Quiz Night at Chaffyn Grove School

Our charity was born out of the generosity of people in our local community who believe in making a difference.

Alabaré is delighted to receive support from the local communities where we operate. Whether you are a member of a church, school, or community group such as Scouts or Guides, Mothers’ Union, or Men’s Breakfast Club, we would love to explore how we can work together!

Raising awareness of homelessness, poor mental health and vulnerability is critical.  We need people, young and old, from all backgrounds to understand some of the causes of homelessness and help us break down some of the misconceptions that others harbour.  We also rely on the donations raised and gifts in kind given by community groups, schools and churches that help keep our services open.  Please do get in touch with us today to talk about how we can support each other.

Email enquiry Call: 01722 344484

Alabaré is a great charity for helping people. People shouldn’t be homeless. Everyone should have the opportunity to have a home.

Charlotte - Supporter

Church engagement


Our partnership with churches, through prayer, donations and volunteering, is as vital today as when the charity was founded in 1991. Our vision is based on John 10:10, ‘I have come that you may have life and have it to the full’, and you can read our Founding Story here.

Ways we can support you:

  • We welcome invitations to speak to your congregation or home group
  • You can find resources, including suggestions for hymns, prayers and sermon materials, here
  • We can offer advice on how to help vulnerable or homeless people in your parishes
  • We can send you information about homelessness and the work of Alabaré
Group community photo for Alabare

Ways you can support us:

  • Choose us as your Charity of the Year or Month
  • Organise a special collection for us, perhaps on Homeless Sunday or at your Christmas services when homelessness is often on people’s minds
  • Focus on our work with veterans on Remembrance Sunday
  • Hold an Advent Supper or Lent Lunch in aid of Alabaré
  • Pray for Alabaré
  • Nominate an Alabaré champion who will liaise between church and charity
Alabare schools engagement


Our partnerships with schools, both primary and secondary, are a highly valued aspect of our community work. Please get in touch if you would like to explore what we can do for you.

Ways we can support you:

  • Talks – with the help of a rucksack, sleeping bag and cardboard, assemblies are a wonderful way for us to raise the issues of homelessness, and the work of Alabaré, to children of all ages, from infants right up to Year 13
  • Workshops – with smaller groups, help students explore the issues of homelessness, what it might be like and how they might respond
  • Assist – with input into days set aside to be off-timetable
  • Resources – we can provide information and resources to support your work
Inspire Award

Ways you can support us:

  • Choose Alabaré as your Charity of the Year or Term. We would support you with information, assemblies, certificates and anything else as required
  • Organise a sponsored event in-school
  • Hold a Mufti Day (or a Pyjama Day) in-school in aid of Alabaré
  • Arrange your own sponsored Big Sleep overnight
  • Join our sponsored Salisbury Cathedral BIG Sleep (ages 14 and above)
Community church engagement

Community Groups

If you are a leader or member of a community group, please get in touch! We regularly speak to community groups about the issues surrounding homelessness, and what Alabaré does to support those who are homeless and vulnerable in our local communities.

Ways we can support you:

  • Attend groups such as WIs, Wives groups, Men’s Breakfast Clubs and other groups large and small, in homes or in community halls to speak about homelessness, bringing displays and extra information if helpful
  • Support children’s groups such as Scouts, Guides, Cubs and Brownies as you work towards activity and engagement badges
  • Attend events raising funds for Alabaré, providing prizes and other gifts if appropriate
  • Attend events and activities which will raise the profile of Alabaré in our local communities

Ways you can support us:

  • By attending our community events, BIG Sleeps, quizzes or talks
  • Hold your own event in aid of Alabaré

To talk to someone about arranging a visit or an event, please get in touch.

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What we do

We’ve been supporting homeless, vulnerable and marginalised people for over 30 years, empowering individuals to live a fulfilled and independent life. See below for more details of who and how we help.

Old Sarum Development Centre cafe
What we do

We support thousands of people each year through our homes and services, working alongside them to offer the support that is right for them and move forward to the life they choose.

Learn more
Big Sleep at the Tower of London and London Bridge
Take part in an event

Our events help us continue to fund life-changing care and support for homeless adults, young people, veterans and those with learning disabilities. Consider our calendar of events, including our signature BIG Sleeps.

Learn more
Man sleeping rough outside on a bench in hot weather
Our history

Alabaré was founded out of the simple act of providing a place of shelter to one homeless man, Bob. Today, it remains our goal to help those in vulnerable situations build bright futures, homes and minds for themselves.

Read our story

Quick contact

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