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Humankind Awarded New Young People's Contract in Kensington

Humankind has been awarded the new young people’s health and wellbeing contract in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster

We are thrilled to announce that we have been successful in winning the contract to deliver Insight, the young people’s health and wellbeing service funded by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster City Council.

Insight has been providing services to young people in Kensington & Chelsea for 11 years and last year extended their services to young people in Westminster. The new wider reaching and improved service will include smoking cessation and an increase of the age range up to 25 in Westminster.

Last year the Insight team supported over 950 young people across the two boroughs and carried out preventative work with 700 school children.

Theresa McShane, Integrated Commissioning for Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council, said:

“We are pleased to announce that Insight have been awarded the contract to deliver a Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service (YP Service) with a primary focus on substance misuse and smoking prevention.

The aim of the YP Service will be to provide a range of proactive, diversionary and preventative forms of drug, alcohol and smoking interventions, onward referrals and where appropriate treatment support to enable young residents in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council, to build and pursue their own idea of a good life and maximise their full potential.

 The YP Service shall work directly with children, teenagers, and young transitional adults between the ages of 13 to 25 and where appropriate their families’, carers and professionals. The offer will be universal however, vulnerable young persons who are considered most at risk shall be targeted.”

 Jo Choi, Director of Operations at Humankind, said:

“Myself and the team are thrilled to be continuing our work with the local community and will continue to build on the fantastic partnerships that we have developed in the area.

We are ambitious for the future of local young people and we will continue to provide the best possible service with honesty, commitment and innovation for them and their networks.”

Insight undertakes a holistic approach to health and well being, enabling the individual to address any issues in their life and move forward in a positive way. Insight also provides professionals and parents with support and training to identify and address substance use issues.

You can find out more information about Insight on their website: Insight

The new contract starts on 1st July.