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Gateshead Muslim Society

Gateshead Muslim Society is committed to meeting the needs of the Muslim communities in Gateshead. We offer a wide range of activities and classes to engage adults from the local Muslim communities. 

Lead  Telephone Address
Afroz Qureshi 0191 499 8209 2 Westbourne Avenue, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 4NP

Gateshead Visible Ethnic Minority Support Group

The group support the ethnic minority communities living and working in Gateshead in relation to hardship, distress and cultural issues. Acting as a sign poster to Council, Police, Health and other public services

Lead  Telephone Address
Ashok Kumar 0191 493 2230 89 Salcombe Gardens, Lowfell Gateshead, NE9 6UD

Probation Service

Offering a point of contact for service users who are frequently discrimanted against in any event due to their offending, we work with a range of agencies and can sign post/refer etc but also facilitate contact with ARCH and if necessary referral to police,housing,social services and other agencies.

Lead  Telephone Address
Louise Houghton 0191 4782451 National Probation Service - North East
Gateshead Probation Office
Warwick Street
Tyne and Wear

Parents in Power

Parents In Power is your local parent/carer forum. Our aim is to empower parents/carers of children with SEN/Learning difficulties and/or Disabilities to be confident and competent in working side by side with service providers to improve services for disabled children and their families.

We also support parents/carers to talk through any incidents of Hate Crime, and point them in the right direction to get much needed help and support either through the police or through the Arch Programme.

Lead  Telephone Address
Pat 0191 4900198

Sunderland Road Library, Herbert Street, Gateshead NE83PA





Gateshead Older People’s Assembly

Lead  Telephone Address
Helen Cowlyn 0191 4381721

Deckham Village Hall

Split Crow Road





GemArts is a dynamic arts development organisation - we profile and programme new and exciting culturally diverse arts, by creating and developing high quality concerts, events, festivals, workshops and commissions with regional, national and international artists across all art forms.

We specialise in high quality arts based projects with socially excluded groups – specifically Black Minority and Ethnic (BME), asylum seeker and refugee communities.

Lead  Telephone Address
Vikas Kumar 0191 440 4124 GemArts, Old Town Hall, West St, Gateshead, NE8 1HE

 Your Voice Counts

Your Voice Counts is an independent Charity that supports people with learning disabilities through a range of Advocacy services in Gateshead and South Tyneside.

We run a project called Help First that has a drop in every Friday 12-3 PM in Gateshead.

The drop in can help people with learning disabilities with things like

  • Making or going to appointments
  • Paying bills
  • Planning important things
  • Learning to travel independently
  • Getting involved in what’s going on where you live 
Lead  Telephone Address
Darren Etherington

0191 478 64 72

The Old Bank

Nelson Street