Michael Low from Safe in Tees Valley contacted Community Campus in Middlesbrough recently asking how his team of young people could assist our Supported Housing project for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Claire Fishburn (Tenant Support Worker) met with the NCS group on Friday 30th November to discuss how to support our organisation through fundraising and donations. Examples of things many young people need when they first move in to our accommodation are bedding, towels, and cutlery. Due to the hard work and commitment of the NCS group Community Campus received 8 gift wrapped large boxes consisting of cutlery, saucepans,Read More →

On the 9th November 2018 staff bravely took part in the Big Tees Sleepout at Ormesby Hall in Middlesbrough. Overall the event raised £16,000 to fight local poverty and homelessness.Read More →

Recently, we were featured in The Guardian in a great article by Mattha Busby about our Empty Homes project and our apprentices. The following is an excerpt from the article. ‘Two years ago Jones, 23, was homeless and relying on friends to let him sleep on their couches while he struggled to find work. Today, he is painting a wall in a gutted home on a quiet street, part of a group tasked with refurbishing some of the area’s many vacant, derelict homes. Last week, Theresa May pledged an extra £2bn for housing associations to fund large-scale developments. But with new house building not providing enough affordableRead More →

This is a picture of Doorsteps reception area for young people. Simon, Stephen, Louise and Adrian visited Doorstep in Grimsby as part of a learning exchange. We found many similarities with Doorstep,  sharing similar values and developing organically responding to local need since the early 90’s. We were all impressed with the commitment and dedication of the Doorstep staff, providing a range of services to meet the needs of the young people they house and support, and the ways in which they add value to the local community.  Read More →

On Sunday 9th September, Simon took part in The Great North Run finishing with a race time of 2 hours 34 minutes. So far Simon has raised an amazing £651.25 for the Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation. Foundation have been great supporters of CC87 with generous donations over the past 4 years that have funded our continued commitment to provide apprenticeships to young people who would not otherwise had the opportunity for such training – its life changing. If you would still like to sponsor Simon you can do so here.Read More →

Simon is preparing and currently training to take part in the Great North Run in September, raising money for the Teesside Philanthropic Foundation. If anyone wants to help the cause they can donate at –https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/simonvirth     Read More →

Shanice was on a volunteer placement as part of her Health and Social Care course at Middlesbrough College, she was based in Middlesbrough Support Services for approximately 6 months, this is what she said about her time with us. “I really enjoyed my time doing work placement at Community Campus.  I was nervous to begin with on my first day but it soon past as the members of staff were lovely and beyond welcoming.  My time in the office allowed me to develop new pieces of knowledge regarding legislation and policies that will benefit me in my future.  I was also given the chance to visitRead More →

This generous young man, Andrew Tierney contacted Community Campus in Middlesbrough as he wanted to donate his saving to a homeless charity. He saved up all his pennies, counted them, bagged them up and brought them into the office with his grandparents.  He said he doesn’t like to see people on the streets and wanted to help. He had saved up a total of £19 which is amazing and we would like to thank Andrew and his family for their kind and thoughtful donation.  We will put this in our Young Peoples’ Welfare Fund to assist them when they are in crisis. Thanks again AndrewRead More →

Martyn is 22 years old and applied to our service for housing and support in May 2016.  He had a history of substance misuse, mental health problems and a pattern of repeat homelessness.  He had stayed in various temporary accommodations over the last few years but had been unable to sustain a tenancy for various reasons.  He had terrible anxiety, no self-confidence at all and just having to speak to people was terrifying to him. He moved into a one bedroom flat with Community Campus and received support from his key worker around managing money, motivation and engagement, problem solving, substance misuse and managing mentalRead More →