Youth Focus North East is a regional youth work organisation which improves the lives of young people. With offices in Gateshead and Middlesbrough, we work alongside young people and professionals to develop responses to the biggest issues in the lives of young people.

Our work with young people

Our direct delivery is driven by the needs and issues of young people in our region. By listening to young people and the professionals who support them, we offer an evolving portfolio of programmes which address key themes.

Our work with professionals

By working with professionals, we seek to inspire, challenge and support the structures and services concerned with the lives of young people. We provide a range of support to facilitate learning, share best practice and develop new responses to the challenges young people face.

Our Impact

Understanding the difference we make is central to our work. Through a number of methods, we collect, analyse and learn about the impact we have so that we can continue to offer quality, relevant services.

Working across the North East region

Youth Focus: North East work across the North East region on projects in Tees Valley, County Durham, Tyneside, Wearside and Northumberland. Click on our interactive map to learn more.

News and Events

Read what young people and our team have been up to recently with our news and events.

Leon Mexter

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It is with the utmost sense of sadness and grief that I have to inform…

Great North Run – Magical Record Breaking Time

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On Sunday, Youth Focus North East had the privilege of five runners willing to participate…

Connect Festival

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Youth Focus: North East in partnership with Active Tees Valley are bringing to Middlesbrough the…

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