Why support us?
What we do
Hansel assists people with additional support needs, and their families, to make the most of life each and every day by providing a wide range of services and activities.
Our approach is to deliver the right support for an individual to feel empowered, to find their voice, and experience equality, choice, dignity and respect. Our aim is to give each individual we support the freedom to be heard, freedom of choice and the freedom to live the life they choose.
How we are funded and what we fundraise for
The Hansel Group is made up of two charity organisations, Hansel Foundation and Hansel Alliance and both are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Hansel Foundation is the parent charitable company responsible for setting strategic direction for the organisation as well as managing the development of new initiatives, such as capital projects, and corporate services including fundraising and communication activities.
Hansel Alliance delivers our care and support services, employing over 400 staff, and works in partnership with local authorities, healthcare organisations, and the employability sector.
Public sector revenue funding to deliver care and support services is provided to Hansel Alliance through health and social care partnership contracts. Some customers access Hansel Alliance services utilising private funds, or personal Self-Directed Support budgets.
Hansel Foundation and Hansel Alliance work hand in hand to identify our strategic aims and set out what our fundraising activities will be to help us achieve them. In order to deliver new projects and services, Hansel Foundation engages in fundraising activity both from our valued supporters within our community and also from grant making bodies, including charitable trust funders.
We build long lasting relationships with our supporters and are indebted to everyone who chooses to support Hansel, helping us to personalise care and support opportunities to give each person we assist the freedom to live.
Our fundraising projects
Wilson House Refurbishment Appeal
Wilson House is part of our Small Group Living Service at Hansel and since opening in November 1996 has been a home to many people living with additional support needs who just need that extra bit of help.
Wilson House is also a community. The people who live here get to know one another and build friendships which last for many years. We support people of all abilities and strive to give them the freedom to live their life the way that they wish. This can be a challenge, especially for those who struggle with their mobility and to make this easier for people we embarked on the Wilson House Refurbishment Appeal in 2019 to raise £60,300 to make some improvements to the bath/shower rooms and lounges within Wilson House which would make life that bit easier for our residents.
Local businessman, Tom Middleton, of Caledonia Windows got behind the appeal by upgrading the patio doors in our lounges. Donations from our generous supporters allowed us to upgrade our windows, install accessible baths, redecorate our lounges and purchase new sofas for everyone to enjoy.
A huge thank you to all our supporters who donated to the Wilson House Refurbishment Appeal.