How We’re Making a Difference.
There are over 250,000 adults who were born with a heart condition (CHD) living in the UK. The Somerville Foundation (previously GUCH Patients Association) provides support for adults born with heart disease (ACHD). The charity exists to create a world where they receive excellent medical care, and lead happy, healthy lives.
To do this, we aim to:
- Provide all congenital heart patients with accurate, timely information and advice. Allowing them to grasp opportunities, take informed decisions and make positive lifestyle choices
- Combat isolation and poverty for congenital heart patients and their families
- Fight discrimination through campaigns, education and the promotion of congenital heart patients’ rights
- Enable congenital heart patients to share and learn from experiences and support each other.
But we can’t do it alone. In order to ensure they enjoy access to every opportunity, are free from discrimination, and are fully supported throughout their lives, we need your help.