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Case Studies

We work for people in many ways in many communities. On this page, you can see a variety of case studies, including many from our service users across our specialities.

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I would recommend volunteering to anybody

I would recommend volunteering to anybody who is seeking to fill a void in their lives or to those who wish to give something back

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My worker has gone the extra mile

"I don’t think I would have got this far without Alec’s help. I would give him a medal if I could, he deserves it for putting up with me.”

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They really do give you the help you need

Service User moved back home to Middlesbrough and was able to move into his own accommodation with support from the Middlesbrough Support for All service

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I am now looking forward to the future

I am now looking forward to the future, who would have thought, I really can’t thank you enough.

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I’m 21 today and life is worth living now

"I was scared to go to sleep on a night, now I’m not. This is due to Humankind helping me, knowing I have help and support. They have changed me from what I was to who I am now in a month and a half.”

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The help I got was flawless

I can’t fault the service and would recommend to anyone. The outcome brought me back to myself, on the road to recovery due to Humankind and the help I received.

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I will always be grateful

My quality of life is excellent now and I will always be grateful to everyone involved in helping me to turn my life around.

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A huge weight lifted off my shoulders

"I was being pushed over in the street, spat at and everything. Now I see at least one of my kids, at least once a week. I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for me."

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Paul’s animation tribute to service

Paul is a client of Step Forward Tees Valley and has created a superb animation capturing the thoughts of fellow service users about their experiences with the project.

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My confidence is much higher due to the support I have received

Neil was has improved his confidence and been supported into further training by the Moving On Tyne & Wear project

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Staff Testimonial - Angela, Project Manager

Angela Stevens started out a one day a week volunteer and now manages two important projects.

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Olive, a support worker at Moving On Tyne and Wear

Olive has worked for [Humankind] as a Support Worker in the Innovation Project as part of the Moving On Tyne and Wear project since April 2017. The Innovation Project supports people aged 50+ across Tyne and Wear who are out of work due to complex health issues and other barriers to get back into training, volunteering, or employment.

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Real help to get back to her old self after assault

Moving On Tyne & Wear supported this service user after she suffered a serious physical assault, which had a devastating effect on her health and wellbeing, resulting in job loss

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John was helped to find work

John found it difficult to decide which type of work he could do, particularly as his skills lay within his trade and that he had worked in his occupation for such a long time.

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Staff Testimonial – Louisa, Independent Living

Louisa says: “I qualified as a Social Worker July 2013 and began working for [Humankind] in September 2013, as a Support Worker for Step2 Project. When the project came to an end, I was offered a position within our Independent Living Unit.

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You have nothing to lose and everything to gain

Service User supported into housing and maintaining a tenancy thanks to help from Middlesbrough Support for All

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Methadone prescription is steadily reducing

Service User 'E' is being supported by North Yorkshire Horizons Drug and Alcohol Service

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My family are happy with me and very proudl

Julieann's success with Horizons

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Just do it, the hardest thing is walking through the door

Charlotte Frary gives back to North Yorkshire Horizons

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North Yorkshire Horizons an “absolutely fantastic service”

Paul Hobson offers moving testimony on recovery with North Yorkshire Horizons

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Moved from caravan and into a job

Humankind help service user in accommodation and employment

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Helped after fleeing violence

Humankind housing help secure victim of violence into new home and new confidence.

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A new lease of life

Independent living secure physically disabled service user into new home.

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Back to You graduates’ sense of achievement

North Yorkshire Horizons Chris Crowe talks about the benefits and rewarding experience of completing the Back to You course.

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Northallerton hub manager speaks about the service

Craig Bosomworth gives a talk about the services provided by the Northalerton, North Yorkshire Horizons hub.

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Service User Bernice says she’s back to being herself

Service user Bernice talks about her experience with North Yorkshire Horizons

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Service User Bernice recommends North Yorkshire Horizons

North Yorkshire Horizons service user Bernice talks about her recommendation of the service.

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Vulnerability reduced, improved relationships with friends and family

Vulnerability reduced, improved relationships with friends and family

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Young client is helped to begin new life in her own home

Darlington Positive Support Pathway help young services users in secure accommodation and new beginning.

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Settled and happy in her new home

Service user suffering from mental health issues is supported into new accomodation and a new attitude to life.

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Meet Natalie Dewey – Navigator for Moving on Tyne and Wear

Natalie Dewy works for Humankind as a navigator for the Moving On Tyne and Wear project

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H appears much happier

Scarborough community substance misuse supports 'H' with accommodation, Finance and Substance misuse.