Unite Mediation underwent a managed closure on 31st March 2017 and are celebrating more than 24 years delivering Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Restorative Practice and Anger Management Coaching across the North East and North Yorkshire, and training across Great Britain. Unite took the decision to close on a positive with cash at bank and customers wanting to procure Unite’s services for 2017 – 2018.

Having closely evaluated the financial situation going forward, Unite’s trustees reluctantly concluded that Unite should close its doors at the end of March 2017. Jenny Shepherd, Chair of the Trustees said ‘Many people will be very sad to see Unite close. Thanks to Helen Lowrie’s inspiring commitment to mediation services and her team of dedicated and quality driven mediators, Unite’s services have been second to none. The Trustees were very reluctant to recommend closure to members but felt that the current and future economic environment is so challenging, and unlikely to improve and our commissioning colleagues are finding it so difficult to pay for the service, that we should close at the top of our game’.

In 2016 Unite won three awards; the CLS Quality Mark for mediation services, the Restorative Practice Awards Employer Award and ISO 9001. In November and December 2016 Unite won funding from two sources, The Home Office and Scurrah Wainright, with a total value of almost £50,000. Unite is delighted to be able to gift the Scurrah Wainright funding to another charity doing similar work. Yet another charity will be gifted money from Unite’s reserves. Six new businesses have been spawned by Unite’s closure. This is all part of Unite’s legacy.

There will be an event in the summer of 2017 to celebrate Unite’s many achievements. Anyone who has been involved with Unite is invited.

If you want to contact Unite, the following email address will be kindly monitored until 25th April 2017. After this date enquiries will not be dealt with as staff will no longer be available.

The Unite Team