Why working together is better than going it alone

Humankind has always worked in partnership to deliver exceptional services to local people.

Paul Townsley, Humankind Chief Executive
Paul Townsley, Humankind Chief Executive

Our partnerships have allowed Humankind to provide great services across the North of England, including in the North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humberside. These include partnerships with NHS Trusts, charities small and large, community interest companies and service user led organisations. In recent years, we have grown our service profile and range by over twenty percent as a result.

In the last year we have moved from being a Northern charity to becoming a national charity, to have a greater impact and to support local delivery in the following ways:

  1. To work more collaboratively with other regional providers so that our services can continue to offer tailored approaches to the different areas in which we work.
  2. To have a stronger national voice and influence policy through a national presence, including across London.
  3. To continue to develop housing, work and skills, and a range of health and social care services that help vulnerable people to live independently.

Significant cuts in funding have jeopardised lots of charities ability to independently pursue their missions, and have risked their very survival. In addition, a procurement-led market has not encouraged partnerships and has placed a greater value on size and infrastructure rather than local integration and delivery. Of course, there are exceptions to this, and we are proud to have developed thriving partnerships across the areas we work.

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