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New holistic support contract in Barnsley

Humankind has been successfully awarded a new contract to provide holistic support to people in the Barnsley area with mental health and/or learning difficulties.

The service, which launches on 1st July 2019, will have an early intervention and preventative focus to support individuals to improve health, well-being and independence, enabling people to have choice and control of their lives. 

We will work to reduce individuals’ risk of reaching a crisis and needing intensive care and support from specialised services.

The contract, commissioned by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, will run for up to five years. Its overall aim is to maximise positive outcomes across a range of areas including psychological and emotional mental health, physical health and economic wellbeing.

Emily Todd, our Director of West and South Yorkshire, said: “I am thrilled that Humankind have been awarded the contract to deliver support to people with a mental health need in Barnsley. 

“We look forward to building on the networks and relationships we have developed in the area over the last few years in order to deliver a service that meets the needs of local people and communities.”

Evan Chiswell, Humankind Executive Director for Business Development and Innovation, said: “Being successfully awarded a contract to deliver mental health and/or learning disabilities in Barnsley is an important step for our organisation. 

“Learning from our existing services which serve those with a learning disability or mental health need, we are excited to launch a new model which we believe will make a real impact in Barnsley