Appropriate reminder of a worthy cause...

Discussion in 'Charities and Welfare' started by MrPVRd, Nov 14, 2004.

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  1. From the Sunday Post.

    And where does all our wonderful lottery money go?
     
  2. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    Perhaps if it was renamed 'Al-Hollyblack House' it would attract Lottery funding...
     
  3. An ideal platform to lobby the Scottish Office over, this is a devolved issue and Scotland are self-funding on this front.
    Residential Care homes that are state owned and operated usually does run at a loss.
    Making it a charity means that if it is unfunded it folds.
    Solution maybe to sell to private company and run as a business, the danger then is the postcode lottery.

    Everyone’s a loser it seems.

    Beebs
     
  4. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    Hollybush House is owned and operated by Combat Stress. Like Tyrwhitt House, it is an excellent facility - I have referred people who have gone there.

    It is all the more important to keep it because NHS provision for PTSD treatment is so pisspoor, the military psych centre has been done away with and because otherwise sufferers in the North would have to go to London, away from family and friends. Were it not for Combat Stress, a higher proportion of homeless people would be ex-service, or ther'd be more suicides. Service personnel suffering PTSD are very badly served by the government.

    Useful link: http://www.combatstress.org/welfare/treatment.asp