A new chapter for Mayday Trust

We are excited to share that Mayday Trust is merging with Platfform, a leading mental health and social change charity based in Wales.  Mayday is currently operating as a subsidiary of Platfform and will be merging into Platfform in the coming months.

The decision to merge represents the clear alignment of both organisations’ visions, missions, and purposes and provides us with a natural progression of an already strong partnership.  Mayday and Platfform have collaborated successfully as the founding members of the New System Alliance and, together, have developed numerous innovative approaches and projects.

Importantly, by combining our experience, resources and learning, we will strengthen our ability to positively impact people’s lives and change public service systems for the better.

We want to reassure you that this merger will not disrupt the work we are currently delivering and the communities we serve.

Alex Fox OBE, Mayday CEO explains: “Mayday Trust has been on a radical journey. It’s been over ten years since we started to listen deeply to people experiencing homelessness, who access support from Mayday or other service providers. People told us that traditional support and accommodation offers weren’t working, so we decided to pursue a radical alternative, and bring person-led and strengths-based support to the people most excluded from services. Platfform shares that vision and has been one of our closest allies, so we are excited to be bringing together our work and our shared ambition for radical change. Watch this space!”

Ewan Hilton, Platfform CEO continues: “Mayday and Platfform connected several years ago because of our shared belief in the need for deep system change across many of our ‘helping systems’. We became Mayday’s Welsh partner as part of the New System Alliance four years ago. Coming together as a merged organisation feels like the logical next step, sharing our knowledge, experience, learning and resources to continue working to realise our ambition for strengths-based, relational and trauma-informed public services across our two nations.”