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Who We Are

New Hope North East is a Voluntary Organization supporting disabled children/young people and their families from a diverse range of backgrounds in breaking down barriers which prevent them from accessing social, educational, economic, health and wellbeing provisions available, have their voices heard, and their needs met.

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 disabled children/young people and their families including families from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Mission Statement

“Our goal is to advocate for an inclusive world where all children are loved, valued, safeguarded and treated equally with dignity regardless of their disability, and are given the opportunity to thrive in a safe world free from segregation, marginalization, deprivation, social exclusion, helping them enjoy 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 behavior 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 assumes the disability is a behavioral 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 the public. On the other hand, discrimination plays a role when it comes to the provision of services.

The 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 a disability. In many cases, it is a 24/7 job which leaves parents/carers with no time to educate themselves, work or socialize 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
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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


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

c/o Trinity House Cafe
134 Laygate
South Shields, NE33 4JD

Service Area
The North East

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Our Funders

Community Foundation Logo The Barbour Trust Logo

Lottery Funded

The Cultural Spring
Jarrow Logo Ballinger Charitable Trust South Tyneside Council