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

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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
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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.

FEEDBACK ABOUT FAMILY GATEWAY
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Hear about our work from families we’ve helped

The work you’ve done for my family has been amazing. My children now attend school – their behaviour is 100% better and we’re a stronger family.

I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders… I feel like I can breathe now. I am more confident.

You’ve done more in a week than anyone has done for me in 5 years, I think I’m going to be ok with your help.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT FAMILY GATEWAY
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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
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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
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Our Social Impact

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

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of children supported have improved attendance and/or achievement

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

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

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

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of families engage with us.

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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
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The latest articles from the Family Gateway blog

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