Welcome to
Family Gateway

“Our vision is to be at the forefront of improving life chances for children and families through the development of community-led solutions.”

Family Gateway is an award-winning North East charity that is committed to using local people to deliver enterprising community-led solutions to families, children, young people and communities.

Our Programmes

I’m a professional
worker or a funder

Support Us

I want to support the
work of Family Gateway

My Family

I want support for
myself and my family

Howdon Hub

I want to find out about
activities and enterprise

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT FAMILY GATEWAY
.

What we do

We provide bespoke support to families with complex lives who need help to improve the life chances of their children and we help them design enterprising solutions to community problems.

How we do it

We employ local parents who have experienced the same or similar issues as those we support and we help families acknowledge, accept and address their underlying issues.

Where we do it

We work across North Tyneside, South Tyneside and parts of Northumberland in the areas of highest deprivation and where children’s life chances are lowest. In time we will move to new areas too. Our Head Office and first community hub is based in Howdon, with satellite offices in Bedlington and Hebburn. 

Who supports us

We are lucky to be supported by a range of grant funders, commissioners, donors and local people who give their time to help us achieve our outcomes.

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT FAMILY GATEWAY
.

What we do

We provide bespoke support to families with complex lives who need help to improve the life chances of their children and we help them design enterprising solutions to community problems.

How we do it

We employ local parents who have experienced the same or similar issues as those we support and we help families acknowledge, accept and address their underlying issues.

Where we do it

We work across North Tyneside, South Tyneside and parts of Northumberland in the areas of highest deprivation and where children’s life chances are lowest. In time we will move to new areas too. Our Head Office and first community hub is based in Howdon, with satellite offices in Bedlington and Hebburn. 

Who supports us

We are lucky to be supported by a range of grant funders, commissioners, donors and local people who give their time to help us achieve our outcomes.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT FAMILY GATEWAY
.

Get involved – make a difference in your community!

 

Get started straight away by sharing news about Family Gateway on social media.

 

You can donate to us in so many different ways: by fundraising, or by donating goods, services and your time.

 

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT FAMILY GATEWAY
.

Get involved

Make a difference in your community!

 

Get started straight away by sharing news about Family Gateway on social media.

 

You can donate to us in so many different ways: by fundraising or donating goods, services or your time.

 

Read more about donating

 

THE FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT FAMILY GATEWAY
.

Our Social Impact

We have a solid evidence base for our work across our programmes and are extremely proud to have achieved the following:

%

of children supported have improved attendance and/or achievement

vulnerable families are supported by us every year – and that number is growing.

%

of the hardest to engage parents who are eligible to work have moved into training or employment.

%

of children on a Child Protection Plan have been removed from it.

%

of families engage with us.

%

of parents and 95% of children report improvements in their lives.

children are supported by us every year.

previous service users are now employed by us.
NEWS ABOUT FAMILY GATEWAY
.

The latest articles from the Family Gateway blog

For more articles, visit our news section.

Sport England: Kelly’s Success!

After experiencing domestic violence and abuse for 20 years, Kelly turned her life around. She’s bravely gone from being constantly questioned about her whereabouts and told she was fat and useless, to co-ordinating our new Sport England programme! In 2015, her son’s...

read more

Our New Community Enterprise Lead

Introducing Cris, our new Community Enterprise Lead! She’s been with us since the beginning of October and hopes to make the Hub a welcoming, open environment for the local people. What’s your role in the charity? “I work with the enterprise side of Family Gateway, so...

read more

Our New Apprentice

A huge welcome to Ellie, our new apprentice from Howdon! She’ll be with us until September 2019 and hopes to become a longer term team member in the future. How did you get the apprenticeship at Family Gateway? “I was looking for a job to have alongside my Level 2...

read more
Help make a difference - please share!