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Coronavirus Update – w/c April 27th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – w/c April 27th, 2020

We’re 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.  

Case Study: Helping a Suicidal Young Carer

Case Study: Helping a Suicidal Young Carer

When Josh* was only 10, he found his dad dead on the sofa after a drug overdose. He became suicidal and began self-harming. We started helping him and his mam when he was 15, after they were referred into our service. He was a young carer for his disabled, ex-heroin...

Coronavirus Update – w/c April 6th 2020

Coronavirus Update – w/c April 6th 2020

At Family Gateway we are extremely concerned about how our beneficiaries are coping during the coronavirus crisis. Many of them struggle with day to day life and activities during ‘normal’ times, and this period of isolation and uncertainty is proving to make them...

Coronavirus Update – w/c March 23rd 2020

Coronavirus Update – w/c March 23rd 2020

We're continuing to offer support to families with complex issues who need our help, as much as we can and within government guidelines. Our Family Entrepreneurs are working from home and providing support via telephone calls in order to maintain contact and ensure...

From Teen Mum to MUA – International Women’s Day

From Teen Mum to MUA – International Women’s Day

After falling pregnant as a teenager, Hannah left school with no qualifications. Her confidence hit rock bottom when her daughter was born as she lost a lot of her school friends. “I was a child holding my own child, just all of a sudden – a mother.” Hannah and her...

Barefoot Professional Model in Action: Tearaway Teen

Barefoot Professional Model in Action: Tearaway Teen

When a young male was referred to us from the Young Offenders Team in Newcastle for stealing cars, smashing property and joyriding, conflict in his family and with his probation officer was at an all–time high. Multiple school exclusions, drug taking and getting no...

3 Peaks Challenge Fundraising

3 Peaks Challenge Fundraising

Larry is doing the incredible 3 Peaks Challenge in Keswick on Saturday 16th May to raise funds for us! 🤩 "I want to help break the cycle of child poverty. The 3 peaks is 18.5 miles up and down Catbells, Walla Crag and Latrigg, but what they don't tell you when you...

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