Youth Focus
Youth Focus North East
Improving the lives of young people
Youth Focus North East is an independent charity with the overall vision to improve the lives of young people through high quality youth work. We exist for the benefit of young people and the organisations which support them. Working together, we invest in the lives of young people, to create lasting change in their own lives and the communities in which they live. Our organisation is rooted in the values of good youth work...
Honesty – Respect – Equality – Inclusion
We pride ourselves on being a caring and learning organisation. One in which people are encouraged to take risks, learn from mistakes and achievement, and where young people are central to all we do.
At the core of our work is a number of direct delivery programmes aimed at addressing young people’s issues. We support a network of over 340 organisations and individuals providing information, support and professional development.

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Youth Focus: North East

Youth Focus: North East


Youth Focus: North East is a charity that works across the region to improve the lives of young people

The Centre for Youth Impact is conducting a UK-wide survey of organisations working with and for young people. This survey aims to better understand how organisations support young people to influence the decision-making of others – those working across areas that affect young people’s lives or on issues that matter to young people. They want to find out how this takes place, which young people take part and how they are supported to do so.If you are an organisation who helps young people to engage in decision-making or supports them to influence others, then this survey is for you. This is an opportunity for your organisation to share your views on what works, what barriers you are facing, and what support you think is needed for young people’s voices to be heard.Feed in your organisation's views here - ... See MoreSee Less
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Youth Focus: North East are currently fundraising - In July two of our staff (Lisa and Becca) will be travelling with six young people, from the North East, to Belgium to represent the UK in Youthcracy 2022.The project will bring together young people from the UK, Italy, Slovakia, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, aiming for the participants to explore democratic processes through a week-long simulation game. The six young people who have been selected to take part are all excited and despite having very little time before we go, they having been working extremely hard to come up with different ways to fundraise the £5000 we need.Any support you would be able to provide for our fundraising efforts would be amazing - we have set up a GoFundMe page with more information: can also get in touch with – we will appreciate any help you can offer.The young people will:- Create their own society- Put themselves forward for elections- Hold elections- Change or create laws- Meet young people from other countries- Learn about different cultures- Talk to local politicians- Plan activities and events for each otherPLEASE COME TO OUR CAR BOOT SALE - Blaydon Rugby Club, Sunday 3rd July! 🚗 ... See MoreSee Less
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Still time to book a place on this week's session, Tuesday 28th June, 1 - 4pm.Learn how to make the most of your organisation's social media - this week Twitter and Instagram. Book on Eventbrite - ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosSTRENGTHENING YOUTH VOICE ACTIVITY ACROSS SUNDERLAND - Tuesday, 12th Juy 2022. A collaborative event between the Sunderland All Together Consortium and the NEYA.The event is aimed at all organisations working with young people in the Sunderland area, and the purpose is to understand current Youth Voice Activity across the city and exploring opportunities to improve and collaborate.Sign up here: ... See MoreSee Less
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Take part in our latest research into youth voice practice in the UK, and let us know how young people are heard and influence decision-making 👉 #MakeTheCase

Youth Focus North East e-newsletter 1st July 2022 -

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-a UK-wide survey of organisations working with/for young people, aiming to better understand how they support yp to influence decision-making of those working across areas that affect yp’s lives or on issues that matter to yp

We're fundraising! In July @LisaYFNE and @RebeccaYfne are travelling with 6 young people to Belgium to represent the UK at Youthcracy 2022.
More info & how to contribute via GoFundMe -
PLEASE COME TO OUR CAR BOOT SALE-Blaydon Rugby Club, Sunday 3rd July🚗

At YouthCon today with a fantastic mix of young politicians in Durham. Great to hear from guest speakers Peter Stark on Climate Change and Durham PCC Joy Allen on how policing is integral to our health and wellbeing. #YouthVoice @bycLIVE @ParticipationST @YouthFocusNE

Still time to book onto this week's session - Tuesday 28th June, 1 till 4pm. Learn how to get the best out of your organisation's social media - this week Twitter and Instagram.
Book on Eventbrite