Just ran across this News, and from recent TV News and the grapevine, it sounds like the support staff are ex-Forces, magic !! Anyone else got something like this, their way? Edited to add link from January: http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/defence/New-housing-scheme-ex-service-personnelarticle-612880-details/article.html From the Paper today, sorry I haven't found a link yet.: "HOMELESS ex-servicemen and women are getting a helping hand to 'redesign their lives' at a new hostel. The House will help up to seven people at a time to get back on track. "When they leave the armed forces as a world policeman they're carrying a lot of burdens on their backs and don't know how to get rid of them," said ********, area manager for the charity. "Things they've seen sometimes take a long time to surface and can manifest themselves in many ways. Some call it post-traumatic stress disorder. "Some personnel have been spending a long time away from home and cannot get used to family life after the comradeship and security of the armed forces. "A lot of them have had a lot of their decisions made for them and can't handle it when they have to fend for themselves. "We aim to help them to work with addictive aspects of themselves, if they've turned to drugs and alcohol. Some have lived in cardboard boxes because they're too proud to ask for help. "Once a person has been with us for six months they're assessed for career prospects and helped to get work, and after they leave they're still given support." There are two staff, and agencies such as Mind, Ocean Quay and educational services are brought in when required. Clients are referred by the Royal British Legion and other agencies. Although AlabarÃ© is connected to the Catholic Church, the organisation takes people of any religion or none, and also runs support and temporary accommodation services for Plymouth City Council."