Youth Focus: North East is a regional charity, working throughout the North East to improve the lives of young people. For over 25 years, we have been working in the Tees Valley area delivering projects, and carrying out strategic work in the area. Over the past 5 years, we have had staff based in Tees Valley, delivering programmes with young people and supporting professionals and organisations.
This year, we have recruited two full-time members of staff to co-ordinate and develop our work in Tees Valley. We have also taken on new offices and we now have a permanent base, situated in the Cadcam Business Centre in Middlesbrough.
We currently carry out a number of projects in Tees Valley, including, Reducing the Skills Gap in partnership with the Youth Employment Initiative and funded by ESF, Wellbeing Challenges, Young Changers NE, and Young Trainers.
This year we have also delivered Headstart and Side by Side programmes in the area.