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Support Burlington House

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Walk around the streets of Bath and you cannot fail to notice the rough sleepers. This is just the tip of the iceberg and of a larger problem of hidden homelessness. Many homeless people suffer complex problems such as a result of addiction, mental ill health, debt and relationship breakdown. But it's not just homeless people that are supported at Burlington House. People from across society can suffer from alcohol or substance misuse, and community detox can be a huge lifeline for them.

How the funding will be spent

We now have a unique opportunity to buy our supported house in Bath and safeguard its long term use for vulnerable and homeless drug/alcohol users in Bath who wish to turn their lives around. We need to raise £155,000 to buy the property outright (the remaining cost of the purchase would be covered off by a generous grant by Public Health England). Burlington House costs approximately 10 times less than traditional rehab facilities, so sustaining it for the future saves public money.

How this will benefit the community

Burlington House is a unique detox and supported housing project that supports vulnerable (often homeless) adults to overcome drug and/or alcohol dependency and to make a full and sustained recovery in the community. Approximately 70% of beneficiaries leave drug/alcohol free and successfully move on to independent lives. This compares to 20-60% success rates for residential rehab. A whopping 80% of our residents are in employment, training, education and/or volunteering when they leave.

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Developing Health & Independence (DHI)

Bath | Housing / Homelessness

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What your gift could provide

£10

could save the NHS £100

£30

will buy paint for one of our two dedicated detox suites

£70

will pay for one square foot of the building

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