This factsheet aims to signpost parents and carers in Newcastle to a wide range of organisations who can offer support and advice. More detailed information can be found on their individual websites or the Local Offer (Newcastle) www.newcastle.gov.uk/localoffer
Children North East www.children-ne.org.uk
Tel: 0191 256 2444
Children North East strive to strengthen and empower families who are in crisis and need support by providing services to help them deal with issues they face and enabling them to learn new skills and confidence to tackle life’s problems.
Action for Children www.actionforchildren.org.uk
Tel: 0191 272 4990
Action for Children offer parenting programmes, practical support and advice. They can offer intensive support and also work with fathers and male carers.
Families in Care www.familiesincare.com
Families in Care provides an independent advocacy and counselling service for parents and other family members who are, or have been, involved with child protection services across Newcastle.
Smile for Life www.smileforlife.org.uk
Tel: 0191 284 4166
Smile For Life is a charity dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of children and young people. They run a coffee shop “Café Beam” which gives work experience to disabled people as well as running “challenge days” for children and young people to try new and exciting activities and challenges which can be enjoyed in a safe and secure environment. They also run a small grants programme.