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Parent Voice (North Tyneside)

August 2021 - ongoing

A creative programme for Parent Carers across North Tyneside.

Explore a range of art forms with high quality artists at our weekly sessions.

Part of Better Connect.

Our programme with North Tyneside Carers Centre focusing on working with Parent Carers who have a caring role for a child under the age of 18 years who has special educational needs and/or a disability.

This programme is open to all adult carers with priority given to Parent Carers and those who are currently awaiting a carers assessment, to bridge the gap in support and offer vital respite.

Weekly sessions delivered across North Tyneside from August 2021 – March 2022. Pre booking required.

Current programme is running  online Mondays 1.00 – 2.30pm.

Artists have been leading initial taster sessions with groups of parent carers, introducing them to different art forms and opening up conversations about self (beyond being a parent and a carer), the importance of taking part in art for positive mental health and wellbeing and looking at the barriers to engagement.

It’s part of our Better Connect programme which has a range of opportunities to support those who have caring responsibilities, to take time out and get creative.

Images from our taster sessions

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Find Out More

Get in touch with Sam, if you’d like to know more about Parent Voice.

Sam Burgess,

Senior Creative Producer


Thanks for our Project Funders

Parent Voice is funded by the Thriving Communities Fund, which totals £1.4 million, is being delivered by Arts Council England and has been made possible by the National Academy for Social Prescribing (contributing £1.15m from the Department of Health and Social Care) and Arts Council England (providing £250k from the National Lottery). Other strategic partners to the programme include NHS England and NHS Improvement, Historic England, Sport England, Natural England, the Office for Civil Society, the Money & Pensions Service and NHS Charities Together.