News from Family Gateway

From Woes to Wellness: Mandie’s Story

From Woes to Wellness: Mandie’s Story

The day before her birthday and wedding anniversary, Mandie’s husband died suddenly aged just 39. Mandie was left alone to care for her young daughter. Struggling with grief after the devastating and unexpected bereavement, nine-year-old Tiana was also dealing with...

Love Your Community Centre!

Love Your Community Centre!

#CommunityCentreWeek  #loveyourcc We’ve loved taking over the management and renovation of Howdon Community Centre. Renaming, rebranding and revitalising it, we’re proud that it’s our first (of many!) Community Hubs.  With dedicated staff and volunteers,...

A community-led approach to tackle child poverty

A community-led approach to tackle child poverty

The families we work with are often the ones really on the edge – the hidden 2 – 3%. They’re the people most at risk of ill health; the families with such a complex mix of issues that they’ve slipped between the cracks of services, who often avoid engaging with health care and other support services. They don’t trust statutory services and are often worried that if they ask for help, social services will get involved.

Sage Life Cycle 2019!

Sage Life Cycle 2019!

Our trustee John has been training hard for Sage Foundation’s Life Cycle - 310 miles from London to Paris!  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/john-musson9 He’s raised an amazing £240 so far - please donate what you can to help us do our work with families and...

Our New Enterprise and Community Hub Manager

Our New Enterprise and Community Hub Manager

Introducing Phil, 29, our new Enterprise and Community Hub Manager! With a degree in Interior Architecture and a wealth of experience from various businesses, Phil is an excellent addition to the team.  As a local resident and previous user of the former...

Our Very Own Woman at the Top!

Our Very Own Woman at the Top!

Belatedly celebrating International Women’s Day, and to explain the passion and drive behind the award-winning charity Family Gateway, we’ve got the story of our very own woman at the top – Strategic Director, Pauline Wonders! Family Gateway operates a Barefoot...

From Poverty to Employment

From Poverty to Employment

Back in 2016, Kevin had been working as a Community Care Worker for 4 years and his partner Clare was employed by a restaurant in Whitley Bay. In the same month, they both lost their jobs through the companies they worked for being in financial difficulty. ...

Sport England: Kelly’s Success!

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...

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