Hammersley Homes

Hammersley Homes

At a glance

Causes

  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

Hammersley Homes was established to provide support for life, for vulnerable adults who live with enduring mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, and bi-polar disorder.  There has been a lot of focus recently on mental health, but mental illness can often be left out of the conversation.   

As a dynamic and fast-growing organisation, we have built a strong team to manage this project.   Members of the organisation have first-hand experience of the need for this Outreach Project.   Through supporting a close family member living with a diagnosis of psychosis or other mental illness, they have witnessed the lack of support available in the community for this vulnerable group.    Of the organisation's 7 Trustees, 2 have lived experience of supporting relatives with mental illness, and all bring with them transferable skills including business leadership, marketing and PR, work with young offenders and the homeless, advocacy and fundraising.   Our Chair also has knowledge and experience in charity governance, having chaired a Board of charity Trustees in the past for many years.   Trustees have also attended online training to support them in their role.   Every parent of someone who lives with these debilitating conditions, worries always about who will care for their loved one when they are no longer able to – and our answer is “we will”.

Activities

Through our Outreach Programme, we provide ongoing one to one support for people with a mental illness living independently in the community, thus reducing or avoiding crises that can lead to Section Orders, or contact with the criminal justice system.   Our eventual aim is to provide fully supported homes for life, where residents can be amongst friends with 24/7 support on hand.

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