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


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

Texts cost £3 plus two standard rate messages and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.  If you’d like to give £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text 3HOMESNOINFO to 70580

Our Home Visits Support Service is now up and running.

Supporters must be 16 years of age or older. See website for T&Cs. Closing date for entries: 26th February 2022

30th November – 7th December 2021

How much do you know about mental health in the UK?

Take our 2 minute QUIZ and find out!

(With enormous thanks to Unleashed and Goodsted)

Our two walkers have completed their challenge to walk the Isle of Wight coastal path – 80 miles in 8 days – with a tremendous sense of achievement. Enormous thanks to all our wonderful and generous supporters who contributed to the incredible total of over £50,000 raised! This makes a real difference to the work we are able to do, supporting more of the many vulnerable people who suffer from these enduring and debilitating mental illnesses.

Donations are still welcome, and very much appreciated!
Any donation, however small, would be extremely grateful received.

Hammersley Homes

Support for life for adults who suffer from enduring mental illness

Our Mission

At Hammersley Homes, our mission is to provide permanent support for adults who suffer from enduring mental illness and struggle to live independently.

We recognise there is a growing scarcity of long-term supported housing options for adults suffering with severe and enduring mental conditions, such as psychosis and schizophrenia.

Without the safety, security, and sense of community that long-term housing provides, the people in this vulnerable group are at risk of falling through the cracks and becoming hospitalised, homeless, or imprisoned.

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

Our Solution

While we are preparing to open our first long-term supported home in Hampshire, which we hope to have in place this year, we have our Outreach Programme now fully up and running in the New Forest area. Working with a team of trained volunteers, we visit adults who suffer from these debilitating mental illnesses in their own homes, helping them to live their best life.
We plan to grow our model and develop a sustainable network of outreach services and long-term supported homes, nationwide, enriching people’s lives with kindness, compassion, and a sense of community and purpose, as well as relieve pressure on our hospitals and criminal justice system.


Our Patrons

Nigel Planer

Actor, Singer and Writer

Nigel Planer

David Gower OBE

Cricket commentator and former England cricket captain

David Gower OBE

John Illsley

Music artist, Founder member of the band Dire Straits

John Illsley

Kit Kemp MBE

Author, Designer, Co-owner and Creative Director of Firmdale Hotels

Kit Kemp MBE

Vanessa Branson

Vanessa Branson

Hotelier, successful author and champion of cultural & ecological initiatives

Vanessa Branson


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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.