Alabare Christian Care - Bristol Homes for Veterans

Referral address

Alabare Christian Care Centre
Riverside House
2 Watt Road

Referral phone

01722 322882

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

People who are experiencing difficulties after leaving military service who are homeless or in need of supported housing accommodation. No local connection required. Applicants must have served in the British Armed Forces and completed 7 days service. Proof of service will be requested.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.

  • Minimum age accepted: 17
  • Maximum age accepted: 85

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from veterans' charities, RBL, local support agencies, Housing and homeless teams. Also accept referrals from prison and probation services.

Referral procedure

Contact office Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. Assessment of needs and level of support required - this takes 45 minutes and can be conducted in person, by phone or Skype.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1-2 months
  • Maximum stay: 1 year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Staffed 90 hours per week, with staff on site daily 7am-5pm. Out of hours duty on-call system. Keywork system with regular meetings. Support plans. Staff signpost residents to counselling services, Combat Stress, mental health agencies, RBL advice and support, drug & alcohol agencies, support groups, CABx and NHS services.

Rooms and charges

Residents in receipt of benefits may vary. £35.35, £18.12, £17.36 per week. Information will be sent with application – Changes each April

  • Single: 8
  • Total spaces: 8


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: Two houses have ground floor showers, some bedrooms on ground floor, though are not specifically adapted for wheelchair users.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, wifi access, gardens.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Alcohol and smoking not allowed on the premises. Signed support agreement. Licence agreement.


10am-9pm. No overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Filton Abbey Wood, Temple Meads train stations.


5 volunteers in Befriending and Fundraising - Contact Mandy Herridge (Volunteer Co-ordinator) 01722 322882


Food, clothes, household goods, money. See website for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Alabare Christian Care - Bristol Homes for Veterans 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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