Hestia and Twining Enterprise join forces

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Hestia and Twining Enterprise join forces to enhance support for people with mental health needs

1 Feb – Hestia and Twining Enterprise have announced that they will join forces in order to increase capacity and enhance the support they provide for people with mental health needs in times of crisis. This partnership builds on the two organisations’ shared approach of empowering service users to lead their own recovery process.

Hestia has over 50 years’ experience in supporting people to recover and build a life beyond crisis. The organisation supports over 19,000 adults and children across London and the Southeast, including survivors of modern slavery and domestic abuse, and people with mental health difficulties.

Twining Enterprise has almost 30 years’ experience working with people with mental health challenges to empower them to find and stay in fulfilling work.

The integration of the two organisations is expected to take around 12 months, with a full merger planned for early 2025.

Patrick Ryan, Chief Executive at Hestia said, “Hestia's mission has always been to support vulnerable adults and children to realise their aspirations and fulfil their potential. Joining forces with Twining Enterprise will eventually expand our clients’ access to a fully unified service spanning recovery, crisis support, training, and sustainable employment services, which will provide our beneficiaries with unparalleled support to successfully live their lives beyond crisis.”

Oli Jacobs, Chief Executive at Twining Enterprise, said, “For almost 30 years, Twining Enterprise has been driven by an unwavering purpose - to improve wellbeing by empowering people with mental health challenges find and stay in fulfilling work.  Our decision to integrate with Hestia felt instinctive due to our shared values and vision for the future of our clients and staff. This integration will empower us to reach new heights together and support more people with complex needs in times of crisis through an expanded range of support services.”

About Hestia

At Hestia we support adults and children in times of crisis. We deliver services across London and the Southeast, as well as advocating nationally on the issues that affect the people we work with.

Last year we supported over 19,000 men, women, and children. This includes survivors of modern slavery and domestic abuse, people with mental health difficulties, older people as well as care leavers and those leaving prison.

Our expertise and experience is in supporting people to recover, which we have done for over 50 years. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, we support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond a crisis.  We are supported by over 600 volunteers across London who are critical to our work and ambitions.

About Twining Enterprise

Twining Enterprise exists to improve mental wellbeing through helping people with mental health challenges find and stay in work; and for over 28 years it has been changing the lives of individuals across London.  Through its passionate workforce Twining Enterprise understands the effects of poor mental health, and its unwavering mission has always been to assist people on their journey to recovery.

Twining is a leader in implementing the Individual Placement Support (IPS) model of employment support, trailblazing IPS in Primary Care and innovating with the model in Secondary Care, across North and West London.  Recognising the acute need for mental health support for young people from ethnic minority backgrounds it also provides an online mentoring programme for 18–24-year-olds and recently cemented its stake in providing Employment Advisor support to NHS Talking Therapies in Barnet.

To help create the right job opportunities for its clients Twining works directly with employers, handpicked for their desire to create an inclusive and diverse workforce which values mental wellbeing, and challenges stigma and discrimination.

If you are 18 or over, experiencing mental health challenges and would like employment support, either to find new work or to improve an existing work situation that has become difficult, you can contact us on info@twiningenterprise.org.uk.

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