Closure of Hands Inc charity

 

It is with regret that Hands Inc is closing. Our services will end during the last two weeks of March 2020.  

 

As the current trustees, we want to pay tribute to the amazing hard work of all our staff, volunteers and former trustees over the last almost twenty years. We’ve done amazing work and provided much-valued help to hundreds of local residents. In particular, we have made a name for ourselves for bringing complementary health approaches to people that would not otherwise have had access to these, and for our innovative menopause work. In particular we would like to credit the many years of dedication given by our founder Eileen Bellott and our long-term IT volunteer Tristan Hill.  

 

We have also enjoyed productive relationships with colleagues working in local NHS organisations and Hackney Council, and we would like to extend our thanks to all those partners that provided funding and advice, brokered partnerships and enabled our work in many ways. We’d also like to thank Jake Ferguson and all the current and former staff at Hackney Council for Voluntary Service that have supported and advised us over the years.

 

Despite our best efforts, and despite the excellence of the work, we have not been able to raise the funding needed to continue our work. All of our current projects have exceeded their expectations and targets, yet the funding environment is extremely competitive, and we know from conversations with grant funders and public sector commissioners that they are simply unable to meet the demand for funding.

 

Whilst it is sad that we cannot continue, we must celebrate the wonderful work Hands Inc has done over two decades. Our current volunteers and contractors will no doubt take the experiences gained at Hands Inc forward in their careers, and we wish you all the very best.

 

For information about our remaining activities, running to March 2020, please email us.

 

Lev Pedro, Pip Hardaker and Chris Davis
Trustees
Hands Inc - Inspiring Health & Wellbeing

The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, London N16 7NX
Registered in England: 6956731 Registered Charity: 1147291