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We run a range of events to bring our clients together and help to  strengthen communities.  All our activities aim to empower vulnerable people to build their confidence, their resilience and their abilities.

May 12, 2017

I am delighted and honoured to become Patron of Your Voice Counts and to follow Denise Robertson, who I so greatly admired, in this role.

As a former Member of Parliament for Gateshead I already knew something of the important work YVC does and since being asked to beco...

May 12, 2017

Shelia Nesbit the Chairperson of Gateshead People recently graduated from Inclusion North's Tomorrow's Leaders course. As part of this course Shelia did some research into some of the Safe Places in Gateshead - you can read more about this here.

We thought it would be u...

May 12, 2017

A Safe Place is a place you can go to if you feel unsafe or lost when you are out and about.


May 9, 2017

In June, July and September we'll be delivering the City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Independent Advocacy Core Units as well as the IMCA and IMHA specialist units.

For more information please contact Katrina Coleman or Jayne Newman at

May 9, 2017

We want to use our blog to introduce you to some of the people who make use of our services and to share their stories.

Paul was introduced to our Gateshead drop in by Gateshead Social Services and supported to attend in January 2017 by his sister. He was having trouble...

May 4, 2017

Sheila Nesbit, chairperson of Gateshead People Self Advocacy Group graduated from Inclusion North's Tomorrow's Leaders course on Friday 28th April.

In her speech at the Graduation Ceremony held at the Newcastle Assembly Rooms Sheila said she had learnt a lot from the ot...

May 3, 2017

Your Voice Counts is looking to recruit a new Involvement Worker and an Admin and IT Assistant.

The Involvement Worker post is based in South Tyneside and would work alongside our Equal People Network. We're looking for someone who has experience of working with people...

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