Local MP Caroline Dinenage joined Alabaré, Gosport Council, Seafarers UK and other military organisations for the opening of the new Gosport and Portsmouth Home for Veterans.
The Home was full within the first month of opening and, thanks to support from Seafarers UK and individuals, residents have been living in the home since 22nd August when the doors first opened.
Alabaré offers a unique combination of accommodation and support to ex-Service personnel who are struggling to adjust to civilian life. The project provides a safe and supportive environment for 4 ex-Service men or women, in which they can rebuild confidence and develop essential skills whilst working towards living independently again. The charity is currently seeking additional funding to open a further house in the area and extend their support to 7 or 8 veterans.
“The transition from the front-line to civvy street is often hugely challenging for members of our Armed Forces” said Caroline. “With Gosport and Portsmouth’s significant military links, I’ve seen firsthand how difficult that change is for ex-Service men and women. That is why I am delighted to welcome the official opening of Alabaré’s Home for Veterans as I know they will provide invaluable support to help ex-Forces personnel in our area get back on their feet”.
Alabaré supports veterans across all areas of the Military including Army, Navy and RAF.