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Our Vision & Approach

Groundwork South Tyneside & Newcastle helps people and organisations make changes in order to create better neighbourhoods, to build skills and job prospects and to live and work in a greener way.

We know that the important issues are all connected – so our work can’t easily be placed in boxes marked 'environmental issues’, 'regeneration', 'employment' or 'health'. We create projects and services that benefit both people and the wider environment.

We operate across South Tyneside and Newcastle and work on dozens of individual projects each year. We focus our activity on disadvantaged communities where we can make the most difference.

We work towards a vision – of a society of sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individuals and enterprise prosper. Creating those sustainable communities means developing initiatives which cut across economics, social issues and the environment. Our work is diverse, but all of it helps to achieve our vision.

We create real change. That means carrying out work locally, regionally and nationally that:

  • Builds people's skills and improves job prospects
  • Redesigns our neglected open spaces for twenty-first century use
  • Helps people make their own decisions about their area
  • Motivates and develops our young people
  • Promotes greener ways of living and working
"We know we’ll never achieve our vision without working together with passionate individuals, proactive public services and innovative parts of the private sector".