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Moving On Tyne & Wear

Gateshead project

If you’re a Gateshead resident who is unemployed due to physical or mental health issues, we can help you move forward and get closer to work.

Our Gateshead Navigators help their participants on a one-to-one basis to develop plans for managing their health, building confidence, and taking any appropriate steps to get closer to work.

We will help you to take advantage of existing voluntary or employment possibilities, and work with local employers to create new opportunities.

Who we work with

  • Are you a resident of Gateshead (or anywhere in Tyne and Wear)?
  • Are you aged 18 and over, and eligible to work in the UK?
  • Are you unemployed?
  • Is a physical or mental health issue stopping you from finding work?
  • Are you worried that you can’t learn new skills?
  • Do you need help with job applications, your CV writing, or general confidence?

If so, Moving On Tyne & Wear could be for you.

We are committed to helping you overcome the barriers that have prevented you from finding work or getting training before, and we will work hard to make sure you get the support you need as quickly as possible.

Why our work in Gateshead matters

Between July 2017 and June 2018, 22.2% of people in Gateshead were economically inactive meaning they had been out of work – and not seeking employment – for an extended period of time. Of these, almost 30% reportedly want to find work. Almost 5% of Gateshead residents were unemployed in the same time span. This means that an estimated 33,100 people aged 18+ are out of work. Furthermore, approximately 18% of households in Gateshead were ‘workless’ during this period of time.

On a wider scale, according to data from Community Foundation, the rate of employment for those who are registered disabled amongst the residents of working age within Tyne & Wear is the lowest for all English sub-regions: 24.6% compared to a national average of 33.7%. This makes support for people with health barriers to work all the more valuable.

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