Platfform and Mayday: merging to pursue our shared values and purpose
We are happy to share the news that the Platfform and Mayday Boards made the decision for the organisations to merge. We have worked closely with Mayday for a number of years and our values, purpose and desire for system change are closely aligned.
We are happy to share the news that the Platfform and Mayday Boards made the decision for the organisations to merge.
We have worked closely with Mayday for a number of years and our values, purpose and desire for system change are closely aligned.
Our work is already intertwined, and we have been learning from each other for a while now. Platfform is Mayday’s Welsh partner for the New System Alliance, and the way our Asset Coaches work from a strengths-based perspective within deficit-based systems follows a model that Mayday have developed.
Mayday will operate as a subsidiary of Platfform and will be mering into Platfform over the coming months.
Coming together has the potential to increase our reach and impact, and by bringing our learning, products and services together, increase the range of what we are able to offer.
Alex Fox OBE, Mayday CEO explains: “Mayday Trust has been on a radical journey for over ten years, since we listened to the people experiencing homelessness we supported, when they said that our traditional support and accommodation offer wasn’t working and we decided to pursue a radical alternative, and to bring person-led and strengths-building support to the people most excluded from services. Platfform shares that radical 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.”