County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services’ Humankind Heroes

The second Humankind Heroes celebration took place in Sheffield on the 1 February. The annual event provides an opportunity to celebrate and gain insight into the contributions of colleagues and teams across Humankind to supporting their local communities. Several colleagues from County Durham Drug and Alcohol Services (CDDARS) had their hard work recognised through their nominations.

Representatives from our service included the Durham Individual Placement and Support (IPS) team, who were nominated for the ‘One Team’ award.

Reflecting on the event, Michelle Scott, Lead Employment Specialist for the Durham IPS team said: “It was an honour to be nominated for the Humankind Heroes ‘One Team’ award, especially since our team is new to Humankind. The IPS team have worked incredibly hard this year to get our programme to where it is now and I am very proud this was recognised at the event.”

Additionally, Danny Mulholland received nominations for the ‘Committed’ and ‘Great Leader’ awards, winning the latter. Danny’s nominations highlighted his commitment to our service, his colleagues, and the people we support. The ‘Great Leader’ award specifically focused on Danny’s achievements developing volunteering within our service and fostering a great culture. With consistent, high-quality support given, volunteers have been able to work towards achieving their goals and move into employment, many within Humankind.

Speaking about the award, Danny said: “When I started as a Recovery Academy Durham (RAD) Recovery Coordinator, I’d never seen a barrier to working with or communicating with management, and I’ve learnt from other great leaders during my time at Humankind, and that’s something that I wanted to carry on in my role.”

We’re incredibly proud of the achievements made of our colleagues.