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Alabaré holds awareness day
1:54pm Monday 24th September 2012 in News
SALISBURY-based charity Alabaré held a day of action for homeless and vulnerable adults on Friday.
Staff and volunteers were on hand to give advice and support, and provide information about services on offer locally.
The event, which was organised in partnership with Wiltshire Council , was held at Alabaré Place, the charity’s new 33-bed hostel.
Representatives from Wiltshire Council attended, including an antisocial behaviour reduction officer and a housing options adviser. There were also representatives from organisations including Wiltshire Police, Big Issue, Homes 4 Wiltshire, Wiltshire Addiction Support Project (WASP) and the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.
Hannah Bruford, manager at Alabaré Place, said: “The Day of Action was a great way of enabling homeless and vulnerable people in the local area to access the wide range of support services available to them. “By holding the day here at the drop in centre at Alabaré Place we were able to offer vital help and advice in a relaxed and friendly environment.”
The event has been hailed a great success, with many people getting direct assistance and several registering with Homes 4 Wiltshire.
John Thomson, Wiltshire Council cabinet member, said: “This type of open day is vital and something we’re very pleased to be a part of. The most vulnerable people in society need our help more than anyone, and this event provided a fantastic opportunity to give advice and increase awareness of services to those who need them most”.