Plymouth Homes for Veterans provide supported accomodation for homeless or at risk of becoming homeless veterans, services run by the charity Alabare. We currently run two homes in Plymouth, which provide support for up to 11 people. Many of our veteran clients have complex needs, including depression, PTSD, ill health, unemployment, family breakdown. We aim to end homelessness for veterans by providing a pathway of accommodation and support to enable a successful trainsition to civilian life. Our charity solely relies on donations and grants to keep or services running, therefore the support we receive from our local community is vital.
The Veterans` Healthy Lifestyle project aims to provide additional funding to address health inequalities and support healthy lifestyles for our veteran clients. With the extra funding we could help our veterans to engage in positive activities (sports, rehabilitation, day trips), participation of the community in active lifestyles and to promote mental well-being, resilience and improved quality of life.
This project could provide opportunities for our local homes to deliver programmes that supports the benefit of physical activities (cycling, walking, rowing and other sport activities), and for our veteran clients to engage with our wider community. Physical activities and social inclusion have multiple benefits: they contribute to good mental health and well-being, positive impact on social deprivation and improve the quality of life for individuals and communities.