Alabare Christian Care - Alabaré North Devon

Referral address

Charis house
2 Buttgarden Street
Bideford, Devon
EX39 2AU

Referral phone

01237 425 922

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single people over the age of 18 years, who are experiencing or at high risk of homelessness. Low /medium support. Not a 24 hour service. Will accept those with drug or alcohol issues. Mental health issues. Domestic abuse victims. Those with a current or past criminal conviction with the exception of violence. We operate a floating support service for families and others in the community at risk of homeless. Operate a floating support service for families and others in the community at risk of homelessness.

Who we cannot help

People who pose a serious risk to others. Arsonists will be assessed

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

All referrals will come through the North Devon Hub.

Referral procedure

Referrals are all assessed at Northern Devon Hub, then passed to the appropriate accommodation provider. The referral will be put on a waiting list.A time is arranged for the prospective service user to visit the accommodation and have an interview with two staff members where they will be assessed for suitability.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 week
  • Maximum stay: 9 months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

1 full time Service Manager, 4 part time Housing Support Workers, 1 part time Floating Support Worker. Service provided 9-5 Mon - Fri with emergency on call system out of hours. Each housing support worker operates a. key worker system, with once a week keywork meetings. Once every 3 months a needs assessment & individual support plan is completed and then reviewed weekly. Staff offer comprehensive support to enable a service user to move on into independent accommodation. Staff signpost to other agencies for specialist support with drug, alcohol, or mental health issues. Staff refer to GP surgeries for health related issues. Operates as a Places of Change hostel.

Rooms and charges

Contact for details of charge required from residents receiving benefits.

  • Total spaces: 22


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished..
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Shared kitchen, lounge and dining area. Shared bathrooms Small outside area

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Licence agreement. No smoking on premises. Drug and alcohol are not permitted in the accommodation. No pets accepted. No anti-social behaviour or violence. Attend key working and house meetings.


No visitors unless agreed by housing support worker / service manager.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

The bus stop is half a mile away on Bideford Quay. The nearest train station is in Barnstaple( 10 miles).


There are 3 volunteering roles at Bideford supported housing. Housing support, activity support and admin support. A volunteer can choose to do one area, or can cover all three roles with their time. Contact Alabare on 01722 322 882 for further information.


We accept all types of donations. Monetary donations will be directed to the most needed items by the Service Manager New single bedding; Duvets, pillows, mattress protectors, duvet covers are always required. Non-perishable food. Contact or call 01237 474 064 for info.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Alabare Christian Care - Alabaré North Devon and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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