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Friendly, supportive homes for young parents at risk of homelessness

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Parent and baby

Our parent and baby homes are safe and warm, with our caring and understanding team on hand to offer support and guidance as you find your feet as a new parent.

Our homes are for vulnerable young parents who are either pregnant or with their babies. We provide a supportive, stimulating, safe environment, helping you to make life choices that will help you towards the goals you have for yourself and your baby.

You will be living with other young people and their babies, which can be supportive and reassuring as you develop your parenting skills. We have a range of activities and opportunities on offer as well which can help you move onto successful independent living.

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Salisbury Parent and Baby Home

Support when you need it

We can accept young parents who are referred to us by Wiltshire or Hampshire Council Homeless Team, via social care, or you can get in touch with us directly. We may still be able to help you even if you are not currently living in Wiltshire or Hampshire. You must be aged 16 – 25 years old with accommodation needs and either expecting, or have a baby.

Our team provide support Monday-Friday and we have a telephone on-call system at the weekend. Your Alabaré key worker will agree a support plan with you based on your needs and goals. Our homes have a communal lounge and a kitchen/dining room which helps our residents develop strong bonds and encourages mutual support.

Wiltshire Council offer some help online

Call: 07884 496401 Email enquiry
Parent with baby at Salisbury Parent and Baby Home

Develop parenting skills and confidence

Most young parents stay with us around nine months. During that time we will help you access any other support or services that you need. We will also offer you training in skills such as includes cooking, budgeting and wellbeing so that you can successfully manage a tenancy as well as look after your growing child when you move on.

The aim is to enable you to:

  • have the skills and confidence to move on to independent accommodation
  • gain parenting skills
  • build constructive and positive relationships within the community
  • encourage an awareness of personal responsibility around safety and security
  • enjoy, identify and pursue their aspirations through training, education, employment and hobbies, thus increasing their confidence and self-worth
  • increase awareness around physical and mental wellbeing, and access to health services
  • strengthen the parent and baby bond

I wouldn’t be where I am today

Sophie moved in with her young baby following a breakdown in a relationship with her partner. Sophie was 17, and Tyler was just six months old.

Read Sophie's story

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.

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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

Help to give a young parent and their child a warm, safe place to call home. Your generosity will not only help provide accommodation but also life skills, helping them look after their growing child in the years ahead.

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Get your community involved

Whether you are a church, school, or community group member such as Scouts or Guides, Mothers’ Union or Men’s Breakfast, we would love to chat about how we can help you support the work we do at Alabaré.

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