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Walking with the wounded have produced a web page with advice on a wide range of subjects including:

Forward Assist is an award winning charity (Centre for Social Justice Awards 2015) and full member of COBSEO (Confederation of British Service Chariti
Forward Assist is a North East based award-winning charity that promotes post-traumatic growth for military combat veterans and those experiencing difficulty adjusting to civilian life. We deliver expert information, advice and guidance sessions to facilitate veterans accessing mainstream services, entitlements and benefits and successfully transition to civilian life. We promote active citizenship by enabling former service men and women to utilise their transferable skills, transition to civilian life and find meaningful employment. This includes offering: · 1:1 mental health support ·

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Walking with the Wounded is now operational and working from Gatehead Council providing Employment and Family Welfare Support to Veterans , Carers ,Pa
Joining Forces is a veterans support project covering the whole of Tyne & Wear and supported through several Age UK local organisations.  If you w
We want all victims of crime to be able to talk to us, whatever the means. VFN have a project called the HEAL project which supports victims of sexual violence living in the Gateshead area, the project can also offer support and advice around sexual health. The project is run by an ISVA (independent sexual violence advisor) who can provide this specialist support. There are also ISVAs in other areas of Northumbria so if you live outside of Gateshead, we can help you too.  We offer online sessions where you can have an instant chat on Facebook with our ISVA for any of your support needs on

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  • Are you aged 18 to 25 years old?
  • Are you thing about renting your first home?
  • Do you want to learn some valuable life skills?
  • Want to find out how Home Ready Pre-Tenancy Training can help you?

To find out more or book a place please email, call or Whatsapp: 2 Way Tenancy Solutions CIC - using the numbers below.

Alternatively contact Gateshead Tyne and Wear Homes or The Gateshead Housing Company and ask about the Home Ready Pre-Tenancy Training.


Happy to Help provides cleaning, shopping, bill paying and pension collection services for older people and those with disabilities living in Gateshead. 

Many of our clients and/or their loved ones ask if we would mind doing a deep clean before our weekly visits start. This is no problem for our skilled and friendly team, and after 17 years of supporting people at home, there is no job too big or too small that we haven't faced before. We also provide one to one support to go out and about with reassurance that you have someone there with you at all times. 

To find out more, request a

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We provide support to women and girls (13+) who have experienced any form of sexual violence.  We define sexual violence in its broadest sense.  For example, we support women who have experienced rape, childhood sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, stalking, unwanted sexual touching, unwanted sexual exposure, so called 'revenge porn' etc.  The sexual violence may have been experienced recently or historically.  We are for all women including, but not limited to, women who identify as Lesbian, Bi, Trans and/or Questioning; Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women; and women with disabilities. We

Marie Curie Helper service – Tyne & Wear You can light up someone's life.