Blenheim merged with Humankind in April 2019 sharing the vision for people of all ages to be safe, building ambitions for the future and reaching towards their full potential. Watch the film about our merger
Our vision, mission and values
Our vision is for people of all ages to be safe, building ambitions for the future and reaching towards their full potential.
Humankind creates services and support to meet people’s complex health and social needs, helping them to build healthier lives that have meaning and value for themselves and their families. We support local people to create stronger, better-connected communities.
Honest: We are open and realistic, building trusted relationships in which we challenge, collaborate and change
Committed: we are passionate about being the best that we can be, and we do this by keeping people at the heart of everything that we do
Inventive: we are ambitious, drawing together skills and resources to innovate and adapt in determined pursuit of our mission.
Please read our charter of values here.
Blenheim was founded in 1964 in West London to respond to the dramatic increase in young people using illegal drugs. In 1959 11% of reported addicts are under 35 compared to just 5 years later when 40% are under 35.
During the 1960’s, ’70’s and 80’s Blenheim was pioneering drug and alcohol treatment in the capital including sometimes controversial interventions like their injecting room based in south London. Blenheim has developed and grown over the years as a result of mergers with other successful drug and alcohol charities such as CDP, CASA and HAGA.
Our most recent merger with Humankind sees our reach increase across the country but allows us to keep our local focus, ensuring that we keep individuals at the heart of what we do.
For more information about Humankind and our leadership team visit the Humankind website.