A CHARITY supporting homeless, vulnerable and marginalised people has opened a new house in Chippenham.

Alabaré’s Marshfield House, which will provide six bed spaces for its young people’s supported housing services, was opened on Friday by Wiltshire Councillor Ross Henning and blessed by Alabaré’s senior chaplain Keith Thomasson.

Thanks to a £1.2 million loan from Lloyds Bank, the charity was able to purchase not only Marshfield House but also an additional property in Devizes and two further homes in Salisbury.

Vanessa Bedford, Alabaré’s operations manager for children, young people and development centres, said: “It is always special when a property belongs to us because we are our own landlords and it is an asset in more ways than one to the organisation.

“The staff team have worked hard to get the place clean and tidy along with some great tradesmen. The opening of the house means we will be delivering 12 beds of support to young people in the Chippenham area.”