Hoarding project funded with money raised by Captain Sir Tom Moore!

Hoarding project funded with money raised by Captain Sir Tom Moore!
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During the first coronavirus lockdown the late Captain Sir Tom Moore walked 100 lengths of his back garden before his 100th birthday to raise money for NHS Charities Together. He initially aimed to raise £1,000 but with donations from over 1.5 million supporters, Tom raised a whopping 32.7million – and became a national hero in the process! 

NHS Charities Together has awarded a grant of up to £5,000 per district to go to charities that support individuals who have been struggling over winter. We are very pleased to announce that Watford Community Housing along with Community Learning Partnership and the Peace Hospice have all been awarded money raised directly by Captain Sir Tom! The money we have been awarded - £3,500 – is going towards hoarding support. 

Hoarding cases have escalated greatly throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and many cases have become high risk. The awarded funding will ensure our customers receive suitable support and that their homes become a safe space to improve their mental and physical health. We will be able to move customers to a safe environment, arrange storage and removal, and refer them to relevant services including Herts Help and provide suitable and tailored mental health support.

If you have any concerns about hoarding – either about yourself or someone else – please get in touch to find out how we can help. Call 0800 218 2247 or email enquiries@wcht.org.uk