Youth Focus North East

Youth Focus North East is an independent charity, established in 1989, with the overall vision to improve the lives of young people through high quality youth work. They exist for the benefit of young people and the organisations which support them.

Their organisation is rooted in the values of good youth work.

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They pride themselves on being a caring and learning organisation where people are encouraged to take risks, learn from mistakes and achievements, and where young people are central to all they do.

They operate as both an infrastructure support body and a direct deliverer of services to young people and communities.

Their direct support to young people and communities is mainly delivered from their two operating centres in Gateshead and Middlesbrough compromising youth centre, outreach work and community based activities to increase wellbeing and improve community cohesion.

Having their foundations firmly rooted in youth work practice via their direct delivery ensures they remain connected to the young people and organisations they serve through their role as an infrastructure support organisation. The dual roles are mutually beneficial and are equally important to them in their overall aim of Improving the lives of young people through high quality youth work.

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