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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...

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.

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