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Family Gateway

“Our vision is to be at the forefront of improving life chances for children and families through the development of community-led solutions.”

Family Gateway is an award-winning North East charity that is committed to using local people to deliver enterprising community-led solutions to families, children, young people and communities.

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Our Social Impact

We have a solid evidence base for our work across our programmes and are extremely proud to have achieved the following:


of children previously at risk of moving into the care system are now in stable family environments

children have improved life chances as a result of our support every year


of families engage with us regularly


of parents and young people report significant increases in confidence and resilience to move forward with their lives


of young people referred for anti-social behaviour and crime are supported into positive diversionary activities


of children and young people report improved attendance and/or achievement in education

people report improved physical and mental wellbeing as a result of our support


What do we do?

We provide bespoke support to whole families with complex lives who have barriers to accessing help. We work with them to improve life chances for them and their children.

How do we do it?

We employ local people who have experienced the same or similar issues as those we support and we help families acknowledge, accept and address their underlying issues.

Where we do it

We work in communities with the highest levels of multiple deprivation in the North East of England, and where children’s life chances at lowest.

Who supports us

We are lucky to be supported by a range of grant funders, commissioners, donors, and foundations. Local people also give their time to help us achieve our outcomes.


The latest news about our work

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The end of an era for Pauline as she leaves Family Gateway

The end of an era for Pauline as she leaves Family Gateway

After 8 years, it’s time for Pauline to pass on the baton of Family Gateway’s Chief Executive to the next leader. It's a sad time but we know that she looks back with fondness and pride at what's been achieved and with what is still to come. Pauline said: “I started...

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