Read how humankind is making a difference across the North.
The merger of Blenheim and Humankind has brought together not only our shared values but also the valuable contribution of all service users, families and carers, partners, stakeholders, commissioners, volunteers and our staff.
A shared value of both Humankind and Blenheim is innovation and together we will be ambitious, drawing together skills and resources to innovate and adapt. We will have more impact on people’s well being and will continue and develop our innovative service design and delivery, with ambitious plans to extend our digital offers.
As a newly merged organisation, we have combined 90 years’ experience in supporting people to reach their full potential. Our ethos of putting people first will not change as a merged organisation – in fact, it’s strengthened.
From 1st April 2019, Humankind and Blenheim have merged to create one organisation that takes a new approach to addressing health and social inequalities. We are so excited about the merger that we have created an animation to tell you about it.
“This is marvellous news for our service users, our dedicated staff and volunteers and for Humankind and its partners, Spectrum CIC and Changing Lives."
“We hope to discuss our model at the conference, gain further knowledge and hear the views and experience of other professionals worldwide.”
The service will work towards identifying ‘hidden’ young carers and, in partnership with mainstream and specialist services, to reduce the impact of the caring role for young people across South Tyneside.
“We are proud to see this report recognise strong leadership, governance and collaborative working across North Yorkshire Horizons."
"Liaison and diversion is a critical service working with some very vulnerable people who have multiple and complex needs."
I've made friends, I've done things that I would not have done without being part of this exhibition. I feel a bit more confident.
We have had "an exceptionally positive response, from our staff teams, but also from our partners, stakeholders and the public".
"Ange is pioneering in her approach and this has required a need to challenge and stand up for what’s right. She has always worked in partnership and brought fun and humour in good measure, as well."
"All the team would like to wish all of our Young Carers and their Families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we are looking forward to seeing you in 2019."
Volunteer Ramin Pourezza said: "Volunteering for Humankind is absolutely fantastic you meet so many people from so many walks of life – so many different experiences."
As the new Domestic Abuse Lead Practitioner, Becky Carrington will provide a coordinated delivery of support and management of risk to domestic violence perpetrators and their families across our Leeds services.
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Our drug and alcohol services in London and the North of England have launched simultaneous campaigns offering advice to vulnerable people and party goers on how to “Keep calm at Christmas”.
The South Tyneside Adult Recovery Service, which is led by Humankind, has been formally launched with a ribbon cutting ceremony in South Shields.
Specialist work to reduce alcohol related harm to students at Durham University has been marked with a prestigious award.
Humankind and innovative London-based alcohol and drug charity Blenheim CDP intend to merge in April 2019 to form a national organisation named Humankind, employing over 1,100 staff.
Learners at the Steps 4 Success @ Humankind course have raised over £240 for the Help for Heroes charity.
The document entreats policy makers to urgently tackle the increased availability of cheap alcohol and empower the public to make fully informed decisions about their drinking.
“It is about listening to the stories of triumph over real adversity and of learning from people in recovery and from our colleagues in services around the country.”
“This is something that we look forward to every year as a celebration of the very real achievements of individuals in recovery."
International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.
The Northern Inclusion Consortium (NIC) delivers the Step Forward Tees Valley programme across the Tees Valley Area and aims to support people experiencing barriers and complex needs move closer towards work and training opportunities.
"The messages that we are trying to get out there are about having fun but doing so in a way that means you and others aren’t put at risk."
Staff from North Yorkshire Horizons, the county’s integrated substance misuse service, are taking part in an ambitious 180-mile fundraising challenge to raise money for York Hospital’s Magnolia Centre.
DISC (Developing Initiatives Supporting Communities), is now known as Humankind.
5 WAYS provides an afternoon of fun for clients visiting from St. Anne’s Residential Rehabilitation Service.
Claire Bradshaw shares the story of her positive volunteering experience.
Workers in Humankind’s LGBT+ projects have played a major part in the creation of a new national website which is aimed at tackling issues faced by the LGBT community in schools.
Three new properties have been opened by Humankind Housing in Tong near Bradford to provide homes for people who have learning disabilities.
It’s with great pride that we have been able to launch our accommodation offer in Bradford.
Forward Leeds hosted a Recovery Graduation to celebrate the achievement of treatment & recovery with the Forward Leeds service
Six Humankind-led drug and alcohol services across Northern England have launched simultaneous, hard-hitting campaigns aimed at encouraging people who use cannabis to think again about their use and recognise the increasing strength of the drug
Humankind2020 initiative aims to support 2020 people into employment and training by the year 2020.