Future You Project Partners

Citizens Advice Gateshead 
We are a local independent charity who has provided up-to-date, free, and impartial advice, information, and guidance to people who live and work in Gateshead, for well over 60 years. During times of uncertainty, we help people move forward towards a fair society for all, with lives well lived. 

Our specially trained advisers and volunteers cover all aspects of information and advice, including helping people with their benefits, managing their finances, helping with housing problems, navigating consumer issues, and dealing with cases of discrimination and breaches of employment law, to name but a few. 

We helped nearly 16,000 people last year through our face-to-face, local advice hubs, telephone and online services. 

Age UK Gateshead 

Age UK Gateshead is an independent local charity. We've been working in the local community to help older people since 1972. We have 31 dedicated staff and over 90 volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Gateshead. 

Our trained advisors offer free information and advice to older people and their families. In 2017/18, our advisers helped local older people to claim over £1,250,000 that they were entitled to; over 4500 older people in Gateshead were helped by Age UK Gateshead last year. 

Our volunteer befrienders visit lonely older people in the community who have no one to talk to. In 2016 our volunteers visited 300 older people who would otherwise be alone. Our day centre has a wide range of activity groups and events, such as lunch clubs and exercise classes, giving older people the opportunity to keep fit, socialise, or learn a new skill. 

2 Way Tenancy Solutions 

2 Way Tenancy Solutions CIC is a local social enterprise that works with tenants from social housing providers and private landlords tenants, in Gateshead, Newcastle, South Tyneside, and surrounding areas to reduce rent arrears, support them to set up electronic payments for their rent, and avoid eviction or becoming homeless. 

We provide a range of solutions including face-to-face tenant interventions, training, and support and help with the transition of Universal Credit. We work with tenants referred by social housing providers and private landlords in Gateshead, Newcastle, South Tyneside, and surrounding areas. 

 We support tenants to reduce rent arrears, support them to set up electronic payments for their rent and avoiding eviction or becoming homeless, by providing a range of solutions including face-to-face tenant interventions, training and support and help with the transition of Universal Credit. 

Youth Focus North East 

Youth Focus North East is an independent Charity with the overall vision to improve the lives of young people through high-quality youth work. We exist for the benefit of young people and the organisations which support them. Working together, we invest in the lives of young people, to create lasting change in their own lives and the communities in which they live. Our organisation is rooted in the values of good youth work- honesty- respect- equality- inclusion.  

We pride ourselves on being a caring and learning organisation. One in which people are encouraged to take risks, learn from mistakes and achievements, and where young people are central to all we do.  

At the core of our work is a number of direct delivery programmes aimed at addressing young people’s issues. We support a network of over 340 organisations and individuals providing information, support and professional development.  

Connected Voice 

At Connected Voice, provide free advice and support to people and organisations to help them make a positive difference, as well as ethical accountancy that directly funds our charitable work. We campaign for health equality and represent our charity, social enterprise and voluntary community nationally, regionally and locally, and we connect people through events and networks and give people the skills they need to advocate for themselves or turn their ideas into a successful project. 

At Connected Voice (formerly Newcastle CVS), we strive to be the best we can be for our members. We also value transparency and believe in celebrating our successes. 

Gateshead Council

Working Gateshead helps Gateshead residents access the right support at the right time to lead fulfilling working lives. Since 1997 we have helped over 25,000 Gateshead residents move closer to or into work by providing employment support across the borough. We are supporting the Council's efforts to create a strong, sustainable, and inclusive economy by helping our residents to take positive steps to maximise their potential and thrive. 

If you're out of work, trying to secure your first job, in work, and looking to change jobs or just starting to think about work as an option we can help. The free support we offer to Gateshead residents is tailored to your needs and recognises that everyone's circumstances are different - there is no 'one way' back to work.


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