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North East

An important announcement about Contact North East

Sadly, funding for some of our projects in the North East came to an end on 31 July 2018 and our regional North East office closed as a result.

This doesn't mean that the services we offer stopped altogether though - please be assured that we are still very much committed to supporting local families.

We continue to provide finance and welfare advice to families.

And don't forget, Contact offers the following national services which are available to families wherever they are:

Working in partnership

We work together with government and voluntary organisations.


We also take part in local and regional networks to shape policy. 

We ensure the needs of families with disabled children are represented.


Office address


Local contacts

Rachael Turnbull, Finance and Welfare Parent Adviser: 07458045719 rachael.turnbull@contact.org.uk. For advice in relation to income maximisation workshops and drop-ins

Local events

Brighter beginings workshop programme
at the Riverside Children centre North Shields, North Tyneside.

Are you the parent/carer of a child aged 0-5 years with additional needs or who is disabled? Come along to our welcoming, relaxed and informative sessions. Places are free!
Date: 4th June - 2nd July 2019
Time: All sessions begin at 9.45am (for tea, coffee and cake!) and run from 10:00am until 12 noon
Venue: Riverside children centre, Minton Lane, North Shields NE29 6DQ
Tuesday 4 June: Where to find support and help in your area
Find out about the range of local and national support services available for you and your family.

Tuesday 11 June: Encouraging positive behaviour
We will look at why our children behave the way they do, how to encourage positive behaviour and top tips to help.

Tuesday 18 June: How to handle meetings: practical hints and tips
Develop skills to feel more confident in making decisions about your child when meeting and communicating with professionals, and help you look after yourself and your family.

Tuesday 25 June: How to get what you need for your child's education
We will focus on the educational support that children and young people are entitled to with regards to their special educational needs.

Tuesday 2 July: Understanding Sleep
Find out about the importance of sleep and why sleep problems may occur, and learn how to introduce a sleep routine plus top tips to help.
This is an opportunity to meet other parents in a relaxed environment whilst finding out information to support you and your family.
For more information or to book a place please email: northeast.office@contact.org.uk
or call 01912660972.

We don't provide a creche at these session however additional childcare costs can be covered if required; please let us know about this at the time of booking.