Humankind merges with Richmond Fellowship

Humankind has completed its merger process with national mental health charity Richmond Fellowship, the organisations have announced. The move forms a new national charity to ‘better support those with multiple/complex needs, including mental health, alcohol, drugs and other related areas’.

Humankind Richmond mergerA new board and group executive management team has been appointed from the leadership of the two organisations to lead the next phase of integration. The merger was first announced late last year, with the aim of building on the shared values and combined 100 years-plus experience of the two charities. Following the legal merging, a full launch will take place in October with a ‘new name, identity, vision and strategy’. The organisation – which will have around 3,200 employees and 500 volunteers – will deliver almost 250 services to nearly 30,000 people across a range of sectors.

Paul Townsley
Humankind CEO Paul Townsley

‘June 2024 marks the start of a new chapter for both Humankind and Richmond Fellowship, and I would like to thank all of our staff for their skilled efforts in getting us to this point,’ said chief executive Paul Townsley. ‘We can now look forward to working as one organisation, implementing our shared vision for the future, and starting the development of our longer-term strategy.’

‘I’m delighted we have successfully reached the first stage of the merger,’ added chair of the board Carolyn Regan. ‘Coming together as a new organisation will allow us to provide more effective support for the people we serve as we build on the legacy of the two charities.’

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