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 →

Community Campus ‘87 would like to say a big thank you to the National Citizens Service and the Middlesbrough FC foundation for providing us with support and funding with homeless people on a project on Borough Road.  In addition to funding and donations including soft furnishings we also had the chance to work with a group of hardworking young people on this project which saw some brilliant results. The National Citizen Service is a UK Government voluntary personal and social development programme for young people in England and NI.  As part of this programme the MFC Foundation works through the summer with a group ofRead More →

On the 21st February 2017 Community Campus 87 facilitated a Music Taster Day at St Mary’s Centre in Middlesbrough. Parissa Zarifi from Musinc originally approached us with the idea with the goal of engaging homeless young people.  We at Community Campus saw this an excellent and unique opportunity for young people to try, engage in and hopefully discover something new with music and were more than happy to go forward with this exciting prospect.  This also presented a great opportunity for the young people to interact socially and have fun. The event itself attracted a few young people who took part in musical activities involvingRead More →

As part of our ongoing organisational development we are hosting a fully funded graduate internship for 13 weeks. The scheme run in conjunction with the Enterprise Development unit of the university gives students real world experience and a foot on the career ladder.  We are hosting Andrew Reeve who is looking at the marketing and social media presence for the organisation and he had this to say “The internship has been a brilliant opportunity to expand on my area of expertise in a real life working environment.  It has provided me with a new unique challenge which I have enjoyed.  Additionally it has been anRead More →

Staff from Community Campus attended the Virgin Money Foundation North East Fund Celebration event at Virgin Money HQ in Newcastle on the 2nd of February 2017.  Community Campus are in receipt of a grant from the foundation for a resettlement programme in 2017.  The event enabled new grant recipients to network with other supported organisations to look at the challenges they face in running services in the current climate and talk to previous grant holders about their work in 2016.  Community Campus are looking at gaining broader support from the Virgin staff team as part of a volunteering programme.Read More →

Helen Cartwright a student at Teesside University approached Community Campus as part of her Journalism course as she wanted to explore Homelessness in Middlesbrough.  We arranged for her to speak to young people who have previously been homeless and to talk about their experiences, reason for homelessness, how this made them feel and where they are currently. Helen interviewed clients, Natalia Gibson, Sam Skene and Community Campus Support Worker Debbie Coffey about her observations in Middlesbrough, experiences working with our client group and the service Campus provides. Please see this link for the video that was produced.Read More →

Community Campus’ work has been highlighted in a national case study from the British and Social Housing Foundation – Community-led housing and young people: solutions to youth homelessness.Read More →

Every day of every year, thousands of young people in the UK face homelessness. Many are forced to sleep in cheap B&Bs, or worse still, on the streets. LandAid, the property industry charity, is trying to change this. It brings together remarkable businesses and individuals from across the property industry to support projects that deliver life-changing services to young people facing homelessness. This short and snappy animation explains what the charity does. More →

The conference focused on community assets – the people, places and spaces which make neighbourhoods thrive. The programme was packed with expert-led workshops, inspiring visits, top level speakers and outstanding master classes.  The event opened with a key note speech from John McDonnell and ended with a question and answer session with Michael Heseltine and Hazel Blears and in between Sanderson Jones from the Sunday Assembly got everybody singing Don’t Stop Believin’.  It was amazing to hear what groups from all over the country had achieved including Witton Lodge Community Association in Perry Common, Birmingham who formed in 1994 as a response to an announcement thatRead More →