Hamersley Homes, based in Lymington, is celebrating after being awarded £327,062 over three years, in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.
Hammersley Homes will use their funding to expand and develop their Outreach Programme through Hampshire – a service that provides long-term support to vulnerable adults who live with enduring mental health challenges. Waiting lists for their Outreach Service are ever lengthening, and this grant will go a long way towards meeting ever increasing local demand.
This new National Lottery funding will enable work to begin immediately. Working with teams of Home Visitors (both voluntary and paid), Hammersley Homes visit their vulnerable clients in their own homes, providing practical and emotional support, helping with daily tasks they may be struggling with, such as budgeting, online access, benefits, mail – or simply by offering friendship and encouraging them to reach their own personal goals. Always on the search for more volunteers to work with them on this programme, anyone interested is asked to contact the charity direct, through their website: www.hammersleyhomes.org.
National Lottery players raise over £30 million a week for good causes across the UK. The National Lottery Community Fund distributes a share of this to projects to support people and communities to prosper and thrive.
Louise Hallett, Chair of Trustees, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can support more of the vulnerable people we work with. This will make a big difference to people’s lives – not only to the lives of our clients, but also to their families, giving relief in the knowledge that we are there to support their loved ones alongside them, and we will continue to provide support when families are no longer able to.”
During the pandemic, in 2020 alone, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1 billion to charities and community organisations across the UK. To find out more visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk