Tyne & Wear
Tyne & Wear Citizens
Who are we?
We are Tyne & Wear Citizens, a Citizens UK Chapter. Twenty six members form our alliance from churches, mosques, schools, charities and a university. Together, we organise to tackle injustices in our local communities.
Since our founding in 2015, we have:
- More than trebled the number of real Living Wage accredited employers in the North East – including Newcastle University, North of Tyne Combined Authority and City of Sunderland Council.
- Ran a national campaign – Just Change – so that young people on Free School Meals get the same treatment as their peers.
- Held a Citizens Mental Health Commission - hearing over 300 testimonies leading to systemic changes for improved mental health and well-being in the region.
- Reclaimed the Metro and won a Hate Crime Charter for public transport.
What are we fighting for?
The priority issues voted on by members in our community include:
- Tackling poverty through our campaigning.
- Mental health support.
- A safer city for our communities.
- Newcastle University
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle
- Citizens Advice Newcastle
- North East Wellbeing
- Northumbria Area Quakers
- Newcastle Central Mosque
- St John the Baptist Church
- All Saints’ Church
- West End Women and Girls Centre
- ReCoCo (Recovery College Collective)
- US (mental health charity)
- Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland
- Benwell & Scotswood Team Parish
- St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School
- St Thomas More Academy
- Cedarwood Trust
- Tyneside Welcomes
- RC Parish of Durham Martyrs
- Durham Student Union
- Communities Together Durham
- International Community Organisation of Sunderland (ICOS)
- The Sixth Form at Southmoor Academy
- Lighthouse Community
Want to join our Chapter?
We’re always looking for new members! Get in touch with our local Community Organisers using the form below:
Find out more about the benefits of becoming a Citizens UK member.