Our work

We enable public and third sector organisations to work together to improve the lives of individuals and communities by offering a number of solutions to some of the barriers they face when they seek to collaborate to work with the most disadvantaged people in Gateshead and Newcastle to change their lives for the better.

These solutions include

  • Brokering relationships and opportunities; helping our members find ways to collaborate to help their communities change for the better and making this happen by gaining investment from funders, commissioners and social investors for evidence based and innovative approaches.
  • Managing contracts; managing relationships – building on our success in managing the Fulfilling Lives Newcastle Gateshead contract, we offer ways for members to benefit from contracts larger than ones they could win and deliver on their own, and making efficiency savings and reducing risks for funders as a result.
  • Developing supply chains; facilitating our members to join up with others in their locality and fields to develop solutions to health, social, cultural, economic and environmental needs in a way that is richer than that from that of any single member
  • A clear route to commissioning; offering a simple and single point of access through so that funders, commissioners and social investors can benefit from working with a diverse group of providers to develop collective responses to the difficulties experienced by many communities in our areas.