‘Byker is becoming a popular place to live and we have many exciting projects planned for the future.’
Newcastle Archives - NewStart
The decline of manufacturing and the impact of public sector cuts are creating a perfect storm in Newcastle’s marginalised areas. Can the city forge a new vision that goes beyond municipalism and industrial growth?
Has the legacy of the Jarrow March embedded this sense of powerlessness? Is the north east struggling economically because they don’t have the skills, or because they don’t have the confidence?
There’s a real opportunity for us to work collectively to establish Newcastle as a leading city, one that delivers economic growth sustainably and is willing to experiment in delivery.
Celebrating 20 years, the Ouseburn Trust has turned a derelict area of Newcastle into the biggest creative cluster in the north-east and become a case study example of how to embed social value through regeneration, as chief officer Chris Barnard explains.
Within the third sector we are increasingly conscious of our interdependence on each other. A few years ago large, small and medium local third sector organisations got together to develop a consortium to seek and secure public sector contracts which no one member of the consortium could deliver alone.
Nick Forbes, the leader of Newcastle council, has been vocal about the pain that austerity is causing – and will continue to cause – to the city. He talks to New Start about the impact of another Â£100m cuts, investing to grow and building a fairer city.
The neighbourhood of Walker in Newcastle is both unique yet typical of communities under stress across the UK. Like many such places, the solutions to the area’s problems need to be found from within, says Anthony Woods-Waters
Riverside Community Health Project has been fighting inequalities since the 1980s but is now inundated by those falling through the gaps in provision, says Sarah Hunter
So what is this initiative telling us? To some extent it is revealing the limitations of philanthropy. The most obvious gap in its offer is spatial, reflecting the distribution of people with money to give. Put simply, Newcastle gets a better deal than Sunderland because more rich people live there.