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Hammersley Homes

Support for life for adults who suffer from enduring mental stress


We need your help to address the URGENT problem of understaffed mental health services in the UK.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has massively overstretched our healthcare system, meaning that many community support workers have been reassigned to fill key roles in hospitals and mental health facilities. Sadly, this has created a desperate shortage of support workers to assist people with severe and enduring mental illness in their own homes.

In response, Hammersley Homes has set up an emergency COVID-19 relief fund, which will go towards recruiting additional support workers who will provide much-needed mental health services within the community.

Your donation can make a huge difference to someone’s life. Click the link to donate.

Our Home Visits Support Service is now up and running.

DONATE £3 a month to change a life,

by texting 3HOMES to 70580

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Our Mission

At Hammersley Homes, our mission is to provide permanent support for adults who live with enduring mental health challenges and struggle with daily life. There is a growing scarcity of long-term supported housing options for this vulnerable group.

Without the safety, security, and sense of community that long-term supported housing provides, they are at risk of falling through the cracks and becoming hospitalised, homeless, or unfairly imprisoned.

Our Solution

Friendship, Kindness and Compassion can go a long way.

Our Outreach Programme is now fully up and running in the New Forest area, visiting these vulnerable adults in their own homes, offering support with anything they may be struggling with, helping them to live their best life. We are working to expand this service throughout Hampshire, and eventually nationwide.

We want to reduce the loneliness and confusion in their lives and enable them to live with dignity, in a place they can call HOME.

Our network of fully supported homes for life will offer residents opportunities to engage in their interests and hobbies, their lives being enriched with a sense of purpose and community.


NICE reports that “Severe mental illness affects around 0.9% of the population and numbers appear to be growing. Over 550,000 people registered with a GP had a diagnosis of schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder or other psychoses in 2017/18, an increase of over 50,000 since 2014/15” – and these figures continue to grow and don’t take into account the hundreds of thousands who are not registered with the system.

If we can raise £1 for every family who lives with this experience, we would have the funding we need to open the first Hammersley Home, and be on the way to achieving our ultimate aim – to provide these homes nationwide – AND importantly, this would help to raise awareness of the enormity of these issues that we champion, which is a vital step towards banishing the stigma that is still ever present.

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Mental illness is estimated to account for at least 25% of the country’s ‘burden of disease’, and yet it receives just 10% of the NHS funding.
The average cost to the taxpayer for a week in a Mental Health Ward is £3,000.
The lack of supported housing places additional burden and costs on the health and justice sectors.
Substantial policy, communication and operational gaps exist between mental health services and the police for individuals with enduring mental health needs.
25% of women and 15% of men in prison reported symptoms indicative of psychosis. The rate among the general public is about 4%.
There is currently no routine follow-up to assess whether people who have received mental healthcare in prison continue to receive care on release.
In 2017-18, there were 2.2 million households in England which included someone with a long-standing mental health condition.
In 2014, 80% of homeless people in England reported that they had mental health issues, with 45% having been diagnosed with a mental health condition.
Changing lives with kindness and compassion
Offering friendship and a home for life to adults suffering from
enduring mental illness
Safety, Security, Comfort and Companionship
– For Life
Keeping vulnerable people safe, out of hospital and away from
the Criminal Justice System
Reducing the loneliness and chaos
Enriching lives with the friendship and sense of community that
we all need and deserve
It doesn’t have to be like this
Help us to make the change
Working to break the stigma
We are fighting for change – an illness should not be grounds for stigmatisation