Our organisation
is rooted in the values
of good youth work...
Honesty Respect Equality Inclusion

Strategic Work

Our strategic work is underpinned by a programme of regional meetings, seminars and conferences for professionals working with young people, alongside partnerships with other organisations.

Programmes we run

With support from our funders, we develop programmes that seek to tackle some of the big issues in young people’s lives, covering a range of themes, including; employability, social action, improved mental health, youth isolation and loneliness, wellbeing.

Our Network

Youth Focus North East is uniquely placed in the region to connect, develop and influence the policy and delivery of services for young people and acts as a unified voice for the Region.

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01 January 2024 – 21 May 2024

Our History


Onwards and Upwards

In order to keep up with our ever-expanding projects, we're moving our Middlesbrough Office from Pallister Park Centre, Ormesby Road to Brambles Farm Centre, Marshall Avenue. This exciting move gives us additional space to provide even more high quality youth work, and allows us to further grow our training centre in order to strengthen and support youth work around the North East.

Great North Children’s Hospital – Hannah Potter

Case Study 1 - "I worked with two young people (YP5 and YP15) on a Lego project for our YPAG pop up hospital event. YP5 is a long-term dialysis patient and YP15 is diagnosed with Shprintzen Goldberg Syndrome and is a recurring patient. The YPAG wanted a Lego hospital built for their event, so I worked with YP5 over a few sessions to build this, he absolutely loves Lego and really enjoyed being a part of the project. With YP15 we built a Lego hospital from scratch, we chatted about what he thinks should be in a hospital and what he would like young people to know before coming into hospital, we did this over a few sessions and took his Lego to the event and fed back his ideas to YPAG. This is a good example of connecting the research projects focused on young people, to the young people who are currently living this experience."

Announcing the Enrichment Partnerships Programme

We are delighted to share the news that the two founding partners of the North East Youth Alliance, Youth Focus: North East and NEYouth, have been awarded two grants for an exciting new programme aiming to test whether providing centralised support to schools around enrichment has a positive impact on the quality and uptake of enrichment activities locally, without leading to additional costs/resources for schools. The programme has been developed by NCS - National Citizen Service Trust and The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and jointly funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Department for Education. North East Youth Alliance (NEYA) has been created to support the development and sustainability of the people and the organisations working to improve the lives of young people across the North East. Our ambition is to support a culture shift across the sector – to get people in the youth and community sector thinking and working differently. Through the Enrichment Partnerships Programme, our collaborative efforts aim to synergise resources and drive positive change within the educational landscape. This is thanks to two grant awards with the total exceeding £232,000. Youth Focus: North East will be focusing our efforts on Middlesbrough, aligning strategically with the Middlesbrough Youth Mutual, a local youth partnership. If you are an enrichment provider working in Middlesbrough and would like to to get involved in this programme, please contact us! #enrichment #pilot #youthstartshere

Park End Pop N Drop

Tonight at Park End we had an utterly fantastic session in our very 1st indoor session! We look forward to seeing you all again indoors next week

Gateshead Office

Youth Focus: North East
21 Liddell Terrace
Tel: 0191 477 9966

Tees Valley Office

Brambles Farm Centre
Marshall Avenue
Tel: 0731 178 7719

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