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#Humankind2020 campaign on schedule to help hundreds progress

A call has gone out to local people who may need a little extra help to get into employment, education or volunteering. More than 500 people have so far embarked on #Humankind2020 programmes run by County Durham based charity, Humankind to help them into the world of work.

Liane Taylor, Operations Director Employment & Social Enterprise for Humankind, said: “Humankind is a charity that works across many fields to support people who may be in need of help to fulfill their potential.

“The #Humankind2020 vision is to try to further help them move on with their lives through education, employment and volunteering.” It had a target of reaching 400 by the end of its first 12 months, at the end of March this year. But by then it had helped 529 people to progress into employment, training, education and volunteering. “We’re really proud that we are exceeding our target. Our dedicated workers across the Humankind services – education, young people and families, drug and alcohol misuse and independent living services – have encouraged users of our services to get involved in activities and it has proved so successful.

“The World of Work clubs, known as WoW clubs exist in Humankind projects in the community throughout the North. They have developed from job clubs to include sessions on personal development, confidence building, personal finance as well as CV writing and interview technique.

The #humankind2020 campaign aims to support a total of 2,020 people into employment, training and volunteering by the end of the year 2020.