News from Family Gateway

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 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...

Our New Community Enterprise Lead

Our New Community Enterprise Lead

Introducing Cris, our new Community Enterprise Lead! She’s been with us since the beginning of October and hopes to make the Hub a welcoming, open environment for the local people. What’s your role in the charity? “I work with the enterprise side of Family Gateway, so...

Our New Apprentice

Our New Apprentice

A huge welcome to Ellie, our new apprentice from Howdon! She’ll be with us until September 2019 and hopes to become a longer term team member in the future. How did you get the apprenticeship at Family Gateway? “I was looking for a job to have alongside my Level 2...

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