safety, security,
comfort and friendship

- for life

Our People


Kit Kemp

As a co-owner and Creative Director of Firmdale Hotels, Kit is passionate about creating exciting and unique interiors. She is an author, successful textiles, homewares & fragrance designer and respected champion of British art.

John Illsley

“I am a founder member of the band Dire Straits and honoured to support and be a Patron of Hammersley Homes, which I’m sure will be an invaluable resource in helping people in later life deal with mental illness”


Louise Hallett

Louise has, for many years, felt passionately about care and housing for adults suffering from mental illness, and has long wanted to do something about providing an alternative to “care in the community” for this vulnerable sector.
Recently retired from 45 years working in various areas of the International Contemporary Art World, she, together with her fellow Trustees, is now directing her energy towards building and developing Hammersley Homes.

Clive Seigal

Clive has taught and coached a number of different sporting activities and brings to the Hammersley Homes Board a lifetime of experience working with all sorts of personalities in the world of sport.
Over the years, he has developed expertise in dealing with various personality types: some docile and benign; others controversial and turbulent, with mental health challenges.
It has always been a concern to Clive, seeing these young people unable to lead a normal and fulfilling life, and he is determined now to help Hammersley Homes provide some security and safety to this vulnerable sector.


Michael brings his accountancy expertise to our Board.
Retired now, with time to give to Hammersley Homes, Michael spent his working life managing the accounts for various types of business, and keeping a strict eye on relevant compliance and due diligence.
He now combines this invaluable experience with his keen interest in mental health, and finding ways to help long-term sufferers.


Having recently sold his well known Landscape business, Jeremy brings his valuable entrepreneurial skills to Hammersley Homes. He is a welcome member of our Board of Trustees, particularly with his keen determination to work to find a way to keep adults suffering from mental ill-health safe from offending and out of prison – which is one of our top priority aims.


Following a career in advertising and several years as a Complementary Therapist and Life Coach, Lizzie is now able to spend more time volunteering in her community.

Through her work with young offenders and the homeless, she experiences at first hand the effect mental health issues have on these vulnerable members of our society and is delighted to join the Board of Trustees of Hammersley Homes to help them with their very important mission.

Fundraising Manager


Mary has dedicated her professional life to social development. She spent fifteen years in education, ultimately being the Head of Modern Foreign Languages in a South-London school.   Due to her keen interest in the welfare of others, Mary switched sectors to become Fundraising Manager at Hammersley Homes.   Having been raised by a probation officer and a Jungian analyst who dedicated themselves to the public sector, Mary combines personal and professional experience.   She thrives on meeting challenges and looks forward to realising her goal of helping mental health sufferers with Hammersley Homes.