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Welcome to Moving On Tyne & Wear

We’re a local employability programme who help people in Tyne and Wear who are unemployed and have a health barrier, disability, additional learning need or autism get into employment, training or volunteering.

If you live in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside or South Tyneside you could be eligible for free one-to-one employment support.  Get in touch with the team today by completing our online form or give us a call on 0191 217 3206.


What We Do

Our team of experienced Navigators work with people on an individual basis to give them the bespoke support and advice they need in order to meet their personal employment-related goals. They’re supported and encouraged to access the help needed to address their physical or mental health issues, boosting self-esteem and allowing them to enter volunteering, job or training opportunities with increased confidence. Each participant journey is different, and we’re here to help in whatever way we can.

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Who We Are

We’re a local programme funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. We’re led by Mental Health Concern and work closely with 8 other charity partners from across the North East to ensure our participants receive the best possible care and support. We’re passionate about what we do, we’re loyal to the region and will go above and beyond to improve the lives of those who need us.

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Our Pathways Project

We are proud to have a team of specialists within Moving On Tyne & Wear who can offer support tailored to people with autism or learning difficulties. We’ll listen and help people to outline their employment-related goals and provide guidance and expert advice in order to find the routes needed in order to achieve them. We have a proven track record in developing the interpersonal skills and confidence needed in order to move forward towards employment.

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Real Stories

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A work placement can be invaluable to your employment journey. Read about one of our participants who's confidence in the work place was boosted as a result of a successful placement.

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We'll never give up on you, and will continue to work with you, and support you throughout the ups and downs of your employment journey.

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We pride ourselves on our resourcefulness and ability to adapt our service to suit the needs and requirements of our participants, this story encompasses just that.

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Last updated: November 2021

Key results and outcomes:

Half of participants leave the programme with a positive result, including moving into jobs or training.

2021 Summary

9 delivery partners working together across 5 areas.


People have joined our programme


of survey respondents gave no improvements for MOTW


of survey respondents were satisfied with their experience on MOTW


People have moved into Education or Training since joining MOTW


  • I'm over the moon and I cannot express the amount of gratitude I have towards Moving On Tyne & Wear. You all have gone above and beyond for me and I'll never forget it and I'll never let you folks down. Thank you so much. I feel honoured to have such great people in my corner who believe in me.

  • I now have a goal in mind of what I want to do, I am pursuing that goal and I feel motivated to do it.

  • I have just passed my first Prince2 exam and I cant thank Moving On Tyne and Wear enough for giving me this opportunity! Without them none of this would be possible!

  • How could we improve the service to others?
    I'm not sure as I was 100% satisfied with the service...

  • Thanks to MOTW I'm currently on my way to my dream job, something I always considered to be a long term goal. I can't recommend their support enough!


Latest News

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Spreading Christmas Cheer

Gail Brooks and her South Tyneside team have been busy spreading some festive cheer! The team have gone above and beyond their usual day jobs to support Hebburn Helps, a community food bank and crisis response team. The…

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Moving On Tyne & Wear in 2021 – A Year in Summary

2021 has been another big year for MOTW as we’ve continued to work through the impact of the pandemic and settle into our ‘new normal’.  We’ve pulled together during some challenging periods which have included staff shortages, changing guidance…

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Disability Awareness Month

Moving On Tyne & Wear (MOTW) support people from across the Tyne & Wear region who are currently unemployed and have a health barrier, disability, additional learning need or autism get into employment, training, or volunteering. It’s UK Disability Month,…

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