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Helping you grow your skills and wellbeing to reach your goals

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Training at Alabaré and the power of taking part

We believe taking part in training and activities benefits everyone – residents, clients, volunteers and staff. The difference can be learning new skills, gaining confidence and improving wellbeing. For everyone, it is about personal development and positive progression.

Development centres for adults with learning disabilities

Our Development Centres for adults with learning disabilities

Both our Development Centres are located in beautiful settings in Wiltshire.  They each have an array of facilities, including workshops, greenhouses and classrooms.  Our trainers are experienced in supporting everyone to take part in each activity they choose to their full potential.  We have two sessions per day which you select a place on.

The courses and activities we run at our Development Centres at Barford and Old Sarum include a range of accredited NOCN courses, which we will support you to complete at a pace that suits you.  We also run the universally recognised International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) will help build skills and confidence if you want to use a computer regularly.

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Veterans in front of a self build house

Veterans Self-Build Scheme

In collaboration with national housing developers and social housing providers, we have several opportunities for former military service personnel to gain valuable experience and training in the construction industry while helping to build homes, one of which they can go on to live in.

If you are a veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and you are interested in working in the construction industry then do get in touch.

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Training and activities - Boots on the Ground

Boots on the Ground

We have a range of outdoor activities available to veterans and young people aimed at growing positive health and wellbeing.  If you are living in north or south Wales, or in Wiltshire then we have a Boots on the Ground team near you offering activities to suit a wide range of interests including walks, music, wildlife, gardening and crafts. Each recognises the value of being outdoors with other people.

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Training session at Alabare Riverside House in Salisbury

Alabaré Academy

Our Alabaré Training Academy team help you gain skills and knowledge to support you as you move on to independent living.  This may mean helping you to understand budgeting and tenancy agreement, as well as help to write a cv and interview practice.

Depending on your goals and interests, we can also help you access training courses run by local colleges and apprenticeship schemes.

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Burnbake Prison Art Project

Burnbake Prison Art Project

Through this innovative programme we provide art materials for people in prison, enabling each to take part in, and benefit from, creative activities.

Art is important for offenders as the therapeutic properties are immeasurable, from problem-solving, relaxation, learning new skills, reflection, a method for expression and most important, a sense of achievement.

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Jack wanted to find a job but struggled with numeracy and literacy

Together with a Alabaré Academy Employability Coach Jack focused on the areas where he felt least confident, including some of his problem-solving skills.

Read Jack's story

I don’t usually go out much due to social anxiety, but Boots on the Ground allows me to meet new people in a comfortable environment. It helps me to stay active and learn a lot about things that interest me. It helps me to interact with people and pursue my interests, which will hopefully lead to employment soon.

Ryan - Homes for Veterans Client

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.

Alabare Together we can end homelessness T shirts hanging up

We rely on donations to continue our life-changing work with people who are homeless and vulnerable. We can do this because of the kind generosity of our supporters. Every penny you give will help us to support someone in need.

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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. Take a look at our calendar of events, including our signature BIG Sleeps.

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Leave a gift in your will

By leaving a gift to Alabaré in your will, you can help us continue to be there for homeless and vulnerable people who have nowhere else to turn long into the future.

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