Regional Champions

Youth Homeless NE have enlisted the support of four member organisations who will act as Regional Champions across the four sub regions of the North East. The Regional Champions support the engagement of young people who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness in the work strands of Youth Homeless NE and to ensure their views, experiences and ideas inform the development of policy and provision of services in preventing and addressing youth homelessness.

Regional Champions support a hub and spoke structure with the Regional Champions taking on the role of hub to wider Youth Homeless NE members who are encouraged to link their young people into planned activity.  Regional Champions do not have the capacity to take a more active role in linking in Youth Homeless NE members, the onus is upon members to engage.

Our Regional Champions are:

Berwick Youth Project - Northumberland

Berwick Youth Project looks to help every young person in the Berwick area be the best that they can be. The Project opened in 1995, after concerns that many young people found it difficult to get help and support in the local area and since then the services have expanded rapidly to create the multi-functional service that it is today.

The project provides information and support, supported accommodation, outdoor activities and youth club facilities to young people aged between 13 and 25.

Find out more about the project here.

Community Campus – Tees Valley

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Community Campus ’87 is a community based social enterprise formed in 1987 by a group of young people to address the emerging crisis of youth homelessness in Teesside.

Community Campus ’87 has grown and developed and now has aims to achieve a broader impact.

  • Working to reduce homelessness
  • Promote inclusion
  • Help people achieve their potential
  • Help create a fair and just society
  • Support development within our local communities
  • Provide innovative solutions to the challenges we face
  • Work in a sustainable fashion
  • Community Campus ’87 provides;
  • Housing, support and resettlement services
  • Personal development, learning and training opportunities
  • Construction training and building services
  • And works in Teesside, regionally, nationally and with international partners

Community Campus ’87 offers young people a participative role in determining their present and future housing and personal development opportunities, through it’s supported housing, resettlement and youth lead services. The aim is to address the needs of the individual alongside group development.

Youth Educators - Sunderland/County Durham


Youth Educators project

The Project trains young people, who have a history of homelessness or offending, in Peer Education. Once trained, the Youth Educators are supported to plan and then deliver sessions to staff, professionals and other young people about their personal experiences, with the aim of raising the links between homelessness and offending. The sessions offer Youth Educators the opportunity to explain their experiences in their own way, which will hopefully give them confidence, and inform practice.


  • Young people gain qualifications and relevant work experience they can add to their CV
  • Allows young people to use their experiences to positively educate others
  • Challenges negative stereotypes surrounding homelessness and offending
  • Empowers young people to challenge social injustice
  • Informs people of the realities of homelessness/offending
  • Campaigns for professionals to consider policy surrounding this group of service users
  • Informs young people of their rights and responsibilities as citizens

If you would like a referral form for the Youth Educators then please click here 

Please return the completed Youth Educators forms to:

Youth Educators,
21 Foyle Street

Your Homes Newcastle Young People's Service - Newcastle

Youth Independence Forum

YHN’s Young People’s Service support young people, aged 16-25 years old, in Newcastle by helping them to find accommodation and providing the advice and support they need to live independently.

YHN offer help in all areas of living in THE home from parenting, budgeting, accessing training or employment, emotional & physical wellbeing, lifestyle choices, drugs and alcohol, relationships, crime and offending, independent living skills and getting involved in the community.

Find out more about the service here.


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Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: 0191 255 1911