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🍂Autumn Walk 🍂

Hammersley Homes is hosting our first-ever charity walk, the Golden Steps Walk. This family-friendly event aims to raise awareness about mental illness and provide vital support to those experiencing isolation. We welcome participants of all ages and abilities, by taking part, you will be making a meaningful difference to the lives of vulnerable adults with metal health challenges.

Together, we can transform the future for those in need, one step at a time.

Every stride you take helps the 550,000 individuals battling schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychoses. Help us build our community and reach even more people who need our support. 

Join us on 13th September at 5:30pm at Wilverley Inclosure, whether you are looking to get out in nature and enjoy the outdoors, get more active, or to create lasting memories with family and friends, our Golden Steps Walk is the perfect event to get involved with. Every Step Makes a Difference, whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just starting out, the Golden Steps Walk welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Walk solo, with loved ones, or in memory of someone special.

Together, let’s create a brighter future for those in need.

Welcome to all these lovely new team members!

A big welcome to Prasie Uche, Micheal Gbuze, Shaeen Kurrimboccus, Jassim Jamal, ‌Paige McGurty and Rusel Dee- our lovely new volunteers!

Goodybe Alex 👋

We are incredibly grateful to Alex who has recently stepped down from their role as an Outreach Volunteer. Alex has been a dedicated member of our team for 2 years, and her contributions have been invaluable.

Alex played a key role in supporting the vulnerable people we work with. Her positive attitude and dedication made them a joy to work with, and they always went the extra mile to support our mission and help our Members to reach their goals and assist with daily life.The lives of many people have been touched by Alexs work, and we are truly grateful for her commitment to our cause. We wish Alex all the best in her future endeavors and she will be missed by both the team and the people she has been working with the last few years.

Here’s what Alex has to say about her experience:

“I want to express my deepest gratitude for the opportunity to contribute to the amazing work done at Hammersley Homes. The experience has been incredibly rewarding, and I have cherished this opportunity. The relationships formed and lessons learned will undoubtedly stay with me.”

Some Big Thankyous!

National Lottery Community Fund

We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our amazing Outreach Programme! Thanks to the generous support of the National Lottery Community Fund, we have recently welcomed two fantastic new Outreach Home Visitors to the team.

This exciting development means we now have a total of 5 dedicated Outreach Home Visitors, working alongside our 15 incredible volunteers. Together, this fantastic team provides vital support services directly in the homes of individuals facing mental health challenges.

The Outreach Programme offers a lifeline to those who need it most. Our Home Visitors assist with daily tasks, social engagement, and goal setting, empowering clients to live as independently as possible.

With our growing team, we’re excited to be able to reach and support even more people in need throughout the year ahead. It’s truly rewarding to witness the positive impact our Outreach Programme has on the lives of so many.

A heartfelt thank you to the National Lottery Community Fund for making this expansion possible!

Community Fund

Lord Wandsworth College

We’re thrilled to announce that two dedicated teachers at Lord Wandsworth College have chosen Hammersley Homes as the beneficiary for their upcoming retirement celebration in June! Their generosity will directly support our vital services for adults facing mental health challenges.

Stay tuned for an update after the event, where we’ll share the heartwarming story and the incredible amount raised for our cause.

This incredible act of kindness reminds us of the amazing power of community. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who raises funds for Hammersley Homes, and to all our dedicated volunteers and supporters. Together, we’re making a real difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Check out our blog

We have a fantastic blog series for you from the wonderful Destinee Cushnee-Mason all about Mental Illness and Nutrition. A fascinating read!

And as always, the brilliant Bryan Woods has written another insightful blog about Mental Health Week and this year’s theme – Movement.

What's in the news?

Get down and boogie!

A group of men open their dance sessions up in Brighton after discovering the great effects that dancing had on their mental and physical health. 

Need more of a reason to check this out? You could be part of a group called the “Outta Puff Daddy’s”.

Men's Sheds

Men’s Sheds gives men the opportunity to meet, socialise and participate in activities to support their mental health. After a rocky few years with funding being cut in 2022, the scottish government have confirmed funding for this year.

The value of mental health projects

The Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust have cancelled a review of its practices following suicides that took place whilst in care since 2017.

We MUST be willing to learn from our mistakes, not bury them.

Mental Health

With the introduction of the Right Care Right Person Scheme, Met Police claim that 34,000 police hours have been saved as they no longer routinely attend calls regarding mental health. 

But who are these people turning to instead and are they getting the help they need. Concerns that this is not the case are leading to calls that the scheme be paused. 

Let's hear from our new volunteer - Paige McGurty

Paige McGurty

Hello, I’m Paige I’ve recently joined Hammersley Homes in hopes to have a positive impact on well-being and to assist in helping those in need of support.

I’m currently studying Animal care, welfare and behaviour online and have plenty of spare time and wanted to use that towards something that’s fulfilling and offers a helping hand. I believe every challenge has a solution and every bad day can end with a smile.

Having volunteered online previously for a mental health support platform I’ve gained more knowledge surrounding mental health and have successfully helped several people along the way. I have also studied and passed a mental health awareness course that gave insights into several aspects covering mental health and well-being. I hope to help support Hammersley Homes in making a better and brighter future for those in need.

In my spare time I love spending time with my animals, taking my son on days out and embracing the outdoors.


Watch this space to hear from some of our fantastic volunteers over the course of the next week – volunteer week!

Support our work

If you are able to make regular donations to Hammersley Homes, be that £1 or £10, the progress that we can make would be enormous. If you’re considering regular donations, please click the donate button below. As always, thank you for all of your support! We really couldn’t do it without you.

Please spread the word about our vital work OR DONATE just £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.

Hammersley Homes – Registered Charity Number 1180673