News and events

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.

November 9, 2017

We are delighted to announce that we have recently employed a team of people with learning disabilities to work as Personal Health Budget Champions.

Commissioned by South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group and Local Authority, the Champions will work with the learnin...

August 1, 2017

Ben Jones from Tyne and Wear Museums has been coming and talking to a group of people over the age of 50 from Gateshead People about the history of Gateshead. The group explore many bits of local history, from the seven bridges on the Tyne to the history of Swinburne P...

July 31, 2017

Nicholas is 34 and lives in Jarrow. We met him in December last year at our Help First Jarrow drop-in. He was new to our service and had been referred by his local job centre advisor. Nicholas joined up to our Wise Steps programme in January 2017. His goal was to get a...

July 26, 2017

Gateshead People show what to do if you experience hate crime when travelling on the metro.

For people with learning disabilities, being able to travel independently is not just about knowing the route and how to use public transport, they also need to know what to do i...

June 19, 2017

This year Learning Disability Week is the 19th - 25th June. We wanted to let you know about some of the events that are taking place in our region to raise awareness of the issues that people with learning disabilities face.

Click here to find out about some of the fant...

June 19, 2017

Hi everyone, its learning disability week and we just wanted to let you know that Gateshead People and the Involvement Now Team are hosting a picnic in Saltwell Park.

The event was a huge success last year with over 150 people attending. Its great opportunity to meet pe...

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...

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