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Event to say thank you to Humankind workers

A special lunch has been held to thank workers involved in large scale projects to launch drug and alcohol services in County Durham and South Tyneside.

Staff gathered at Humankind’s Sapphire House headquarters in Newton Aycliffe to hear speeches from Jim Black, chair of the Humankind Board, and from Chief Executive Officer, Paul Townsley.

County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service was launched on 1st February and South Tyneside Adult Recovery Service on 2nd April.

Ted Haughey, Executive Director of Operations North East and North Yorkshire, said: “I would like to thank everyone involved in the recent mobilisations of the new Durham and South Tyneside services. Without the hard work and dedication of the teams across the last six months, it just wouldn’t have been possible.

Ted continued: “It is also important to acknowledge that it has been a challenging time for our new Humankind colleagues who are delivering the services in Durham and South Tyneside. They have continued to provide excellent support to the vulnerable clients who need our services and I would like to thank them as well for the commitment that they have shown since joining Humankind.”