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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.

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.

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