Strategic Partners

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IPPR North is IPPR’s dedicated thinktank for the north of England, with bases in Manchester and Newcastle. Its purpose is to conduct and publish research into, and promote public education in, the economic, social and political sciences, and in science and technology; including the effect of moral, social, political and scientific factors on public policy and on the living standards of all sections of the community.

North East Child Poverty Commission

The North East Child Poverty Commission (NECPC) is a cross-sector stakeholder partnership which aims to provide a strong regional voice to raise awareness of child poverty in the North East, and to facilitate collaborative working to tackle the problem.

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Regional Refugee Forum North East works to remove the poverty and inequality experienced by the region’s community of refugees and asylum seekers (RAS) which arise from the operation of national Asylum Policy but also significantly from ‘mainstream’ policy impacting on their lives as local residents and users of local services.

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VONNE brings people and voluntary organisations together for social good. It is the support body for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) in the North East of England. It represents over 600 member charities, voluntary organisations, community groups, networks and social enterprises from across the region with further reach through their many networks.

Youth Homelessness North East
Youth Homeless North East is an independent, action driven community of young people, strategists, commissioners and providers of youth homeless services. It provides a regional focus, resources and facilitates the sector to address youth homelessness through policy and strategy. It aims to bring about change to end youth homelessness.

Our strategic partners have interests in line with our own agenda of addressing issues of inequality, they are skilled in policy thinking and development and their work contributes to the work of many other policy workers and campaigners in the North East. We have a sustained relationship with them but we neither set their workplans for them nor make detailed demands of them.