North East

An important announcement about Contact North East

We wanted to let you know that very sadly, funding for our current project in the North East will came to an end on 28th June and we will no longer be able to assist families under our Finance and Welfare role.

Please be assured that although our office is closing we are still very much committed to supporting local families.

  • This includes the Brighter Beginnings programme running until the 3rd July 2019.

We will continue to fundraise for Contact in the North East so that hopefully we can offer more support in future.

Support for the parent carer forums through our parent participation advisers are not affected by this funding and they will continue to support forums across the North East.

Parent Carer Participation Advisers -for parent carer participation, help and advice around parent Carer forums in the North East visit /advice-and-support/local-support/parent-carer-forums-(england)/ for more information.

We are also developing our business model in order to generate more unrestricted funds so if you are a professional and would like to book a workshop on a paid for basis please get in touch with  who will be able to help.

Please be assured that Contact is still very much committed to supporting local families and you can continue to get the support, help and advice you need from Contact's national services which are available to families wherever they live: 

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 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:

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.