Tyne and Wear Citizens

St Michael’s along with a wide variety of other organisations, has joined a broad-based civil society alliance where we have been listening to the hopes, aspirations and concerns of people in communities around Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham.


Following a meeting of over 200 delegates the following issues were identified as the starting point for the work across Tyne and Wear:

  • Food Poverty – short changing those on free school meals.
  • Hate Crime – tackling the rise of threats, abuse and racist behaviour.
  • Mental Health – further enquiry into the diminishing provision, especially for young people.

Tyne & Wear Citizens is part of Citizens UK who organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common Good. Their work is based on the principle that when people work together they have the power to change their neighbourhood, their cities, and ultimately the country for the better.