A charity housing charity in London is hoping to raise more than £200,000 to help housing people with mental health problems.
The Homeless Alliance (HA) is seeking to raise £200k through crowdfunding to help those who have been struggling with mental illness.HA’s Chief Executive, Jon Brown, said: “It is a huge, huge challenge to help these people, it’s a huge challenge for them to get to the point where they can be self-sufficient.”
We’ve been working hard to create this platform that will give people with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues the support they need.
“Mr Brown said the platform would allow charities to help with accommodation and mental health services, as well as access support and services for individuals.”
This is a platform where we’re hoping to help people who need to be supported and help them access mental health support,” he said.”
And then we’ll also be able to give them support in finding a new home and a new life.”HA says it will be using the money raised to assist housing residents in London, which is a major capital city in the US, and is located near some of the most expensive housing in Britain.
Mr Brown told the BBC that the platform was a “huge success”.”
We’re very proud of that,” he added.”
It’s really something that has never been done before.
We’ve got over 1,500 people who have given their name on the platform and we’re going to make sure that it stays that way.”HA is the third charity to raise the £200K target, following the charity St Jude’s UK, which has already raised nearly £160,000, and the charity Shelter, which raised over £100,000.HA said that its aim was to be a platform that would enable people to access mental healthcare services, including treatment and support for individuals, and give them the tools they need to move on with their lives.”
That’s what we’ve been focussed on,” Mr Moore said.”
There is no one for that, so that means that the people who are homeless are often people who don’t have access to healthcare and support.”HA’s main focus is the housing of homeless people, but it said it would be able assist with services for the mentally ill, particularly people with substance use problems.
“That’s what we’ve been focussed on,” Mr Moore said.