COVID-19 Update 

 

April 27th, 2020

We know that coronavirus has impacted many families and children. We also know that those vulnerable families, children and young people that we help across the North East have been impacted more than most. We are committed to continuing to support those that are most vulnerable using our Barefoot Professional model, and we are adapting our approach to make sure that those who need us most are fully supported, whatever their needs.  

Throughout the crisis our Community Hub in Howdon is closed, and we will be sure to let you know when we are able to reopen. To find out more about our support, please select an option below: 

 

Family Entrepreneur Support  

Free Family Meals  

Donations to Help Us

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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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:

%

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.
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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
.

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.

NEWS ABOUT FAMILY GATEWAY
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The latest articles from the Family Gateway blog

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