Following the announcement of their intention to merge in November 2018, northern-based health and social care charity Humankind and London-based alcohol and drug charity Blenheim CDP have this week merged to form a national organisation focused on addressing health and social inequalities across the country.
Named Humankind and employing over 1,100 staff, the newly formed national charity is passionate about maintaining service users at the heart of everything it does, and is committed to strengthening its local focus by supporting communities with local services.
Paul Townsley, Chief Executive of Humankind said today: “This is an incredibly exciting time for us as we both share the same vision for all people to be safe, building ambitions for the future and reaching their full potential. By coming together we are able to pursue this as a stronger, national organisation, combining the best of our knowledge and practice to provide better services.”
The newly-formed Humankind has ambitions to develop its offering for service users, particularly through innovative digital initiatives that will improve access to support, and the expansion of its housing offer. They will also be combining their respective campaigning and policy experience, built up through years of advocacy in their respective geographical areas, to strengthen their position in informing national policy and long-term change in the sector.
For more information on the merger between Blenheim and Humankind and the future of the merged charity, watch a short film on: youtu.be/IGWeiOpCW_s or visit Humankind’s website humankindcharity.org.uk