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Working in partnership

Partnership Working is at the heart of how we do things. Humankind works alongside Government organisations, local authorities, local business and a host of other agencies, right through to individual service users and carers.

Strong partnership working

To us, multi-agency partnerships are incredibly important. They help deliver integrated services to meet all of a person’s needs. Humankind values the additional skills, experience and knowledge partners can bring. Partnership working is embedded in our business model.

Partner with us

If you’d like to talk to us about working in partnership, click here to fill out our partnership form. Or you can email us at partnerships@humankindcharity.org.uk with your contact information and how we can work together and we’ll get back to you.

Our approach to partnership working

Our services cut across criminal justice, drug and alcohol recovery, learning and employment, housing and support for children and families. But we couldn’t do what we do without working in partnership.

We see everyone who helps to achieve success for our service users as a partner. They may be the service user themselves, their Support Worker, a parent or friend, our commissioners or organisations we contract with.

Using local knowledge and expertise

We’re committed to meeting the needs of the people who use our services.  Therefore, we focus on giving service users packages of specialist support which are relevant to their needs and aspirations.  To achieve this, we priorise partnerships which bring local knowledge and expertise.

We’re one of the largest charity providers in the North of England and we recognise our responsibility in delivering socially inclusive services, which make the best possible use of those organisations and assets from across each local community.

Meeting specific needs

Our contract delivery partnerships comprise the highest knowledge and skill of specialist delivery areas with local knowledge and expertise.

We recognise that delivering the highest quality services is the most important factor, for service users and for us as a provider. Therefore, we model each partnership around the specific needs and aspirations of the service users, carers, families and communities which we serve in each of our contracts.

We passionately support giving a voice to local organisations who know their communities well and ensuring their sustainability despite the challenging economic/commissioning environment.  This has driven our work in engaging and supporting smaller organisations, sharing information and resources, and identifying how best our organisations can work together to improve what our services offer to our service users, their families and their communities.  This is a working practice which Humankind proudly advocates.