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Who We Are

New Hope North East is a grass roots community voluntary organization whose aim is to break down barriers which prevent disabled children, young people and their families from accessing available social, educational, economical, health and well-being provisions. Our initial step and focus under the current project, "Breaking Barriers - Opening Doors" is to reach out to disabled children/young people and their families from BME community, effectively engaging them and provide them with support in order to increases their participation and  involvement with service providers and the wider community, have their voices heard and their needs met.  While  research shows that 7 out of 10 families caring for a child with profound disabilities have come close to breaking point, for BME community the challenge is even greater.  

We take a holistic approach embedded in the "Social Model" of disability which sees disability as caused by  the way society is organized rather than by the person's impairment or difference. We are dedicated to promoting the advancement of Inclusion, Equality, Care and Safeguarding of BME disabled children/young people and their families including families from disadvantaged background living in the North East of England and elsewhere.

Our Vision

“Is to create an inclusive world where all children are equal, loved, valued and treated with dignity despite their disability, race, ethnicity, and are given the opportunity to thrive in a world free from segregation, marginalization, deprivation, exclusion and inequality so that all live in an inclusive environment, enjoy the joy of life and fulfill their potential”.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

According to numerous research carried out, it has been well documented that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests, learning and behaviour of an individual.  It is a complex developmental disability that normally appears during the first three years of life and affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others.  The condition affects individuals differently and to varying degrees.  There is no known single cause for (ASD), nor is there known single cure of the condition,  but early intervention, increased awareness, support and funding can help individuals live normal lives.

When a parent discovers that their child has a developmental difference such as ASD, they are often faced with denial, fears and concerns that can be overwhelming. Sadly, parents may not be dealing with the losses, hurdles and additional financial battles, but also the judgmental attitudes from society. Like many living with invisible disabilities, society often assume the disability is a behavioural or personality issue. For families from BME community, the situation is worse because it is regarded as a taboo or some sort of punishment for sins committed by either parent hence being one of the reasons for shadowing the child from public. On the other hand, discrimination plays a role when it comes to the provision of services

A first recommendation to parents of a child with a disability is to try to find another parent of a child with a disability, preferably one who has chosen to be a parent helper, and seek his or her assistance. This is what inspired Elizabeth Sunduzwayo, founder of New Hope North East in order to help other parents in the same situation as hers because it is incredibly a huge challenge to raise up a child with disability. In many cases, it is a 24/7 job which leaves parents/carers with no time to educate themselves, work or  socialise with friends  even within  their own community. Many parents become isolated, depressed and impoverished due to various barriers emanating from different angles. New Hope North East, is passionate to facilitate a platform where disabled children/young people and their parents/carers can have their voices heard and their needs met.

Disability Charity

Find out how you can take part in supporting disabled children/young people and their families.
Call Elizabeth on: 07985661602 / 0191 489 8224
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Bank: TSB | Account No: 56018866 | Sort Code: 77-20-53

Mental Health Awareness

As an organization working with vulnerable people, with some exhibiting mental health we are making progress in promoting mental health awareness support to parents/carers and siblings. We will be working with other emergency services to make sure that parents/carers of disabled children/young people facing a mental health crisis get the support when they need it. Our response to mental health issues among the families we support is for our volunteers and some of our parents to get trained so that those who need help are offered the right support and are signposted to the most appropriate service. Our aim is to improve the health and well being of children/young people with disabilities, through the improvement of the physical and mental health of parents/carers. 

Aims and Objectives 

  • To provide an open door for BME parents/cares and mainstream families to come together and share their stories, experiences and skills in  supporting  each other.
  • To provide an equal opportunity for BME families to voice their concerns and have their needs met.
  • To engage families in  social, educational, health and economic activities which help  remove them from isolation and fully enjoy life as active members of society.
  • To work closely with Local Authorities and other bodies in delivering services aimed at safeguarding vulnerable people and their families from exclusion and protection from all kinds of exclusion and  abuse.
  • To engage in awareness campaigns of disabilities including Autism through the delivery of workshops at assemblies in Primary and Secondary Schools and elsewhere which helps dismantle negative  attitudes of discrimination, prejudice, stereotyping, bullying and any other forms of abuse.
  • To introduce aspects of the ‘Social Model’ of disability in all community settings which helps in improving the knowledge and understanding of disabled people, and collectively identify solutions to the barriers disabled people and their families experience every day.
  • To facilitate direct support and care to disabled children/young people  in an inclusive environment.

To achieve our aims and objectives, we take a holistic approach by supporting the entire family in accordance to their individual needs.

Pay us a visit at Low Simonside Community Association in Jarrow,  Tyne and Wear and find out more about
the work which we are doing in supporting disabled children/young people and their families. .

Learn More About New Hope North East


Thank you for your interest in visiting our website. For questions or comments, please use the provided section on the right side.  We look forward to hearing from you soon.

or 0191 489 8224

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Out-of-Hours Appointments Available Upon Request

New Hope North East
Bilton Hall Community Centre
Taunton Avenue, Jarrow, NE32 3RT

Service Area
The North East

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