Bath-based Developing Health & Independence has announced a charity partnership with Datasharp Integrated Communications, a leading local business communications company.
Developing Health & Independence (DHI) helps people out of the cycle of homelessness, social isolation and drug or alcohol abuse.
Datasharp Integrated Communications aims to raise £35,000 for DHI during the partnership, by generating funds and awareness through a mix of staff fundraising and corporate contributions.
As well as raising funds for the charity, Datasharp will be raising awareness through their business networks.
Funds from the partnership will help DHI buy a liver scanner, a piece of equipment that will identify early liver damage in vulnerable people.
The partnership launch coincides with World Hepatitis Day which takes place annually on 28th July to raise awareness of this disease and influence change.
The liver scanner will enable a quick and non-intrusive method to assess alcohol-related and Hepatitis C liver damage.
Once identified, DHI will work with these people to make lifestyle changes and thereby reduce or end further damage.
The liver scanner will be housed at DHI’s new treatment centre, based at St James’ Parade in Bath, which will open its doors to vulnerable people later this year.
Rosie Phillips, Chief Executive of DHI said: “We are thrilled to be selected as Datasharp’s new charity partner. The crucial funds raised from the partnership will ensure that DHI are able to provide significantly more help to disadvantaged people in Bath.
“Everyone at DHI is excited about working together with Datasharp staff to make a valuable difference to people affected by homelessness and substance misuse.”
Martin Buckland, CEO of Datasharp Integrated Communications, added: “DHI tackles drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and social exclusion in the Bath area.
“The cause is close to my heart, so I’m very proud to be working with Rosie and the team. Like ourselves, DHI recently celebrated their 20th anniversary.
“I’ll continue to offer my support, not just because they’re a valued customer, but because I’ve seen first-hand the impact of the work they do.”
To help support the work of the charity, visit https://localgiving.org/charity/dhi/.