Community Contact points in Gateshead

If a person has been a victim of hate crime they may feel more comfortable talking to someone they already know or trust. Within Gateshead we have a fantastic network of support groups, voluntary and community organisations, advocacy groups, Places of Worship and carers who can become Community Contact Points.

Community Contact Points can take referral information and feed this into the Gateshead ARCH telephone line or one of our designated reporting centres.

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. 

Afroz Qureshi

2 Westbourne Avenue, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 4NP

Phone: 0191 499 8209


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.

Ashok Kumar

89 Salcombe Gardens, Low Fell Gateshead, NE9 6UD

Phone: 0191 493 2230

Probation Service

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

Louise Houghton

National Probation Service - North East, Gateshead Probation Office
Warwick Street, Gateshead NE8 1PZ

Phone: 0191 478 2451


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.

Sunderland Road Library, Herbert Street, Gateshead NE8 3PA

Phone: 0191 490 0198


Gateshead Older People's Assembly

Helen Cowlyn

Deckham Village Hall, Split Crow Road, Gateshead NE8 3UB

Phone: 0191 438 1721



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.

Vikas Kumar

GemArts, Old Town Hall, West St, Gateshead, NE8 1HE

Phone: 0191 440 4124


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. 

Darren Etherington

The Old Bank, Nelson Street, Gateshead NE8 1AX

Phone: 0191 478 64 72


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