Alabaré was founded out of the simple act of providing a place of safety for one homeless man, Bob.
Over the years, our charity has grown and developed way beyond those initial ambitions, but our goal remains to help people who are vulnerable build bright futures, homes and minds for themselves.
Who we are today
Today, we support thousands of people each year through our homes and services across England and Wales. Our founding principles of care, compassion, generosity and respect have remained the guiding force of our work. We are a charity supporting vulnerable, homeless and marginalised people. We help them transform their lives, providing accommodation and helping them gain the skills, confidence and opportunities to live a fulfilled life (Based on John 10:10 I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly).Read our Strategic Plan Read our Impact Report
We welcome people of all faiths and none to our homes, and to be part of Alabaré and work so that together we can achieve our vision of a society where everyone has the opportunity to live a fulfilling life.
We continue to be true to our Christian roots; driven by a passion for those overlooked, neglected or abandoned by society in a way that does not judge but rather offers hope and practical care to those who need it most.
Support is provided at Alabaré by our team of chaplains under the guidance of our Senior Chaplain.Read our founding story
Our Mission is to support people to find purpose, hope and meaning in their lives by providing:
- Good quality accommodation – a safe home until they can find a permanent home.
- Professional support and advice – offering choice and explaining consequences.
- Training in life skills.
- Care, compassion and respect – listening to their needs and aspirations.
- Support in overcoming the barriers they face in transforming their lives.
Our Principles are embodied in the professional nature of our work. They are:
- Integrity – expressed in honesty and reliability, transparency, accountability and trustworthiness.
- Inclusiveness – welcoming people from all backgrounds, treating them fairly, recognising and valuing their distinctiveness as individuals.
- Empowerment – creating an environment that enables people to take control of their own lives, by listening to them and offering choice wherever possible.
- Equality – in the delivery of services to our service users and employment of staff, and recognising and valuing the diversity of the communities we serve.
- Collaboration – in our enthusiasm for working in partnership with others.
The key theme of the Strategic Plan is sustainability. We are using an all-encompassing definition of sustainability with three pillars – the social, economic, and environmental. The social dimension is how we can support our service users to have that fulfilling life, as set out in the vision for Alabaré.
Our year has seen some wonderful highlights, most significantly for people across our charity who have reached personal goals and moved on to new futures that they have forged from the support we have been able to give them.
As we look back over the last year, the recurring theme is how our service users, staff, supporters and the charity coped with the enormous challenges of Covid. Those challenges were supporting both service users and staff when they fell unwell with Covid. We strived to provide a safe place to live and work despite the disruption caused to service delivery, fundraising events and the charity’s general operation. It was a difficult time, and we are incredibly grateful for the commitment and support of all.
As you read this review, you will hear the voices of some of the hundreds of clients, staff and volunteers whose determination and resilience have been the story of this year.
The last year has been a pivotal one for our charity. All around Alabaré, vulnerable lives have been changed thanks to the passion and dedication of our inspirational staff and volunteers.
The purpose of Greening Alabaré is to oversee the review, clarification and strengthening of sustainable practices within Alabaré’s community, homes, and services.
CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England that makes sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care. Link to our latest inspection review.
It’s so good to see two positive pathways projects working together, providing activities to support veterans’ mental health.
How you can help
We can’t do what we do without our supporters and fundraisers, whether it is fundraising, taking part in our public events, or whether it is by volunteering your time and working alongside our clients.
Across England and Wales, specifically across the south and the south-west, hundreds of volunteers dedicate their time to our services for homeless adults, young people, veterans and those with learning disabilities.Find out more
Leave a legacy
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. See the link for our free will service.Learn more
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.Find out more