Providing Food, Clothing & Support
Of The Community,
For The Community
We are communities looking after each other throughout North Tyneside and Northumberland. Together we provide what you need in times of crisis, while supporting you to improve your situation.Find Out What We Do
North East Crisis Relief And Care
Based out of Bertram Grange Community Centre in Shiremoor, Support And Grow provides a warm and welcoming place for people to come for advice, comfort and support. The Dignity Food Project and clothing bank are also based here. Find community activities that bring people together and provide communities with all the positive experiences and opportunities those in poverty often miss out on.
How Can We Help
From our Home Base in Shiremoor, we supply not only clothing and food, but also training and support, greatly improving the person's self-esteem and mental health. Find out more how we can help, or get in touch with our team.
How Can You Help
Support and Grow North East exists to tackle poverty and social disadvantage and we do this by getting food, clothing and resources to struggling families. To achieve this, we rely on the help of people donating money, food and clothing.
We are always looking for volunteers to add to our network to deliver resources to the local communities, from football coaches to language tutors.Cash Donations Donate Goods Volunteering And Fundraising
Our team all have the lived experience needed to understand and support the communities in which we work. Many of the challenges you face, we have faced ourselves. We do not judge. We all know what that is like. We are here to support you in your crisis, and then empower you to improve your circumstances. We believe strongly that everyone in our community has the right to feel safe and valued. We have 'room at our table' for everyone from any background and attendance at our centre is very diverse. We work closely with various faith groups, and have our own LGBTQI+ youth support group and Trans Parent Peer Support Group. Support and Grow North East even presents North Tyneside Pride every year.
Everyone is welcome and diversity is celebrated. Our main core value is respect.
Our predominantly female leadership team is a champion of women and girls and we are committed to every woman's right to feel safe, valued, accepted, and to have the same opportunities to choose the lives they live, and be heard.
We have recently also launched a men's provision, in response to approaches from men in our community needing support. These are run by local men with similar lived experiences. No one should feel alone in a community.
The courses and clubs available grow every month, from cuppa clubs, social events, crafts, or exercise, to English as a foreign language for refugees seeking help in the UK. We are trying to help everyone in the community to stay motivated and stay connected with the weekly clubs. Check out our calendar to see what is on at our centre!
Support From Trusted People
We believe strongly that poverty itself is a trauma, and is also the cause of many secondary traumas. People who have experienced this need our help and support, delivered in the communities that they feel safe in, by people they can trust.