Amy Winehouse's Home to Be Turned Into Rehab Facility

August 5, 2011 By:
Amy Winehouse's Home to Be Turned Into Rehab Facility

Fans are still lining up outside Amy Winehouse’s home weeks after she was found dead. They’re still leaving handwritten notes, lighting candles and leaving flowers. Every day her father Mitch goes out and talks to the fans, even handing out some of Amy’s favorite clothes.

Mitch decided after Amy’s passing that he wants to set up a rehab center for addicts who can’t financially afford the help, and it’s going take place at Amy’s London home.

He said: "It could include help for children in trouble, kids suffering health problems, children's hospices and more. We want to make a positive difference."

An insider added: "Everyone is united in making it a success - the label, her family, friends and management. Having the offices in her old house is something they all thought made sense.

"Mitch has big plans and needs a nice environment where employees will be able to carry out their work properly."

The £2.5 million property is located in Camden, north London, and Mitch thinks it’s “too precious” to just sell off to another buyer.

"They don't want to rent it out and if they sold it they think it could attract the wrong kind of buyer as it was where Amy passed away. They may sell one day but that would be some way off."

What a fantastic idea. Mitch believes he can have the foundation up and running within the next year. It’s a great way to keep Amy’s memory alive.