In 2009 Gul Purchased The Bustard, a 17th century coaching inn on the outskirts of Shrewton. the Bustard has been many things in its former life, an inn on the Roman road from Devizes to Salisbury, an officers mess in both worlds wars, a stopping point for royalty (Queen Victoria, purportedly stayed here en-route north from Salisbury while visiting the troops using the Plain. Nowadays the building is used by Gul and we have set about re purposing the Inn for own use. Read about this work HERE
Today we use the Bustard to provide long and short term residential accommodation for people accessing Gul’s services. In particular we target our provision at veterans and their families, especially those who are suffering with homelessness, substance abuse or domestic difficulties. The Bustard is available for any who need it for as long as they need it. This can be an overnight stay while you attend a training course or summer activity, or as a long term home in a stable family community, to help individuals get back onto their feet.
The Bustard is staffed continuously and has a house family in full time residence. For accommodation purposes we have two twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms and one larger Bunk style room which can sleep 8.
Gul is able to offer as part of its therapeutic provision, medical led mental health assessment and management, physiotherapy and social support. We can also offer volunteer positions and work experience to help build confidence and teach valuable work skills needed for future employment.
To find out more about how Gul can help you or someone you know get in touch HERE.