About Together Newcastle

About Together Newcastle

TOGETHER Newcastle is working to inspire positive community action to tackle poverty in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

TOGETHER Newcastle is part of a national network developed by Church Urban Fund to help create sustainable and more effective solutions to tackling poverty in England.  To carry out this work between ‘Tyne and Tweed’, the Diocese of Newcastle and Church Urban Fund have formed the TOGETHER Newcastle partnership.

Poverty is not a lifestyle Choice

We believe that poverty is more than an issue of wealth. We recognise that poverty reaches wider and affects individuals and communities in terms of:

  • Relationships
  • Identity
  • Resources.

Poverty can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. Those trapped in the ‘web of poverty’ are there for many reasons:

  • Lack of employment opportunities/redundancy
  • Life changing events such as marriage, births and deaths, or the breakdown of a relationship
  • Poor educational opportunities and experiences
  • Lack of confidence to manage personal finances
  • A downward spiral of debt, with escape feeling impossible
  • A history of domestic violence
  • Physical and mental health problems and issues including addiction and isolation.

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