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Lifting people into safety and giving them the help they need to rebuild their lives

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Homes for homeless and vulnerable people

Homelessness can affect anyone – relationship breakdown, loss of employment, and ill health are all common reasons, but there are many others.

Being homeless does not always mean sleeping rough. There are many types of homelessness; it could mean sleeping in temporary accommodation, sleeping in cars or tents or moving between friends and ‘sofa surfing’.

The road to safety and independence starts with a single call. If you’re homeless or worried about losing your home and becoming homeless, it is vital you seek support as soon as you can.

Information for homeless and rough sleepers

Alabaré Homeless Services

Take a look at the map below to see our homes and services local to you. Addresses are non-specific unless listed. Although most referrals have to come through the local authority, we are able to accept some specific referrals, so if you need support or advice, please get in touch today.

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Services for homeless

At Alabaré, we support hundreds of people who are homeless every year. We help each person with their finances, health and self-esteem and provide a stepping-stone approach back to independent living.

Referrals to our Alabaré homes must be made through the local authority; details are in the Housing Options at the bottom of this page. Our drug and alcohol service in Weston-Super-Mare takes referrals from other agencies and also self-referrals.

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Alabare homeless veterans young people team member

Accommodation and support

In every home you would have your own room with communal kitchens and living rooms. It will not take long before it is looking homely and it feels like yours.

We will provide you with a key worker from our team and together you will agree on an action plan based on your needs and goals. We can also help you access support and services from other agencies if needed. We will help you look at your options for future housing and support you to find a suitable new home when you are ready to move on from us.

There is a range of training and activities available to you, including art, music, cooking and health. Our chaplaincy service is also available to you if you wish to explore your spiritual wellbeing. We also provide you with our Tenancy Training programme which helps you build the skills, confidence and knowledge you will need to successfully manage your future.

Someone being given a meal at our kitchen in our Somewhere to Go drop in service at Alabare Place in Salisbury

Drop-in services

At Alabaré Place in Salisbury, and Unity House in Chippenham, we offer a drop-in facility for people who are sleeping rough or who are in temporary accommodation. Visitors can get a shower, wash clothes, have a meal or food to take away, and seek financial/housing advice and support. More details are on our map above.

People can make progress and make things better for themselves. They just have to be willing to try.’

Ed has struggled with autism, mental health issues and social anxieties for many years and on return from studies abroad found themselves homeless.

Read Ed's story

How you can help

Like to get more involved with our work?  We can’t do what we do without our supporters and fundraisers, whether that is running a fundraising event or taking part in one of our public events, or whether it is by volunteering your time and working alongside our clients. Please get in touch to find out how to be involved.

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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.

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Sponsor a room

Your donation will give someone who is homeless and vulnerable a warm, safe place to call home. Your generosity will not only help provide accommodation and support but also training and life skills.

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Cyclists in front of Alabare HOME sculpture padlock project at the Old George Mall in Salisbury

Fundraising helps ensure we can keep providing life-changing care and support. Our fantastic supporters put on all kinds of activities, from quiz nights to raffles, auctions to walks: the more creative, the better!

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Rough sleepers

If you know someone in Wiltshire who is sleeping rough or in need of emergency housing support, please ask them to get support from the options below.

Wiltshire Council Housing Options:

(9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri)

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01722 434233

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01249 706666

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01225 718005

You can also refer a rough sleeper to Wiltshire Council by emailing

Alternatively for emergency out of hours advice call the Wiltshire Council team on

0300 456 0100

Nationally, you can help rough sleepers receive help by registering them on the StreetLink website and providing details of where you have seen them.

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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