News from Family Gateway

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

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...

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...

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...

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