Night Worker Vacancy

Night Worker Vacancy KEY has a vacancy for a Night Worker to provide cover at our properties Flavia House and Strickland House – both on the Lawe Top in South Shields. Our Night Workers deliver a professional night security and concierge service to residents. They help create a safe and quality environment in which young… Read More »

Article published: September 16th, 2016


Volunteers are crucial to KEY’s work – without them we would not be able to run many of our services. KEY is currently building up a bank of volunteers that we can call on to help us with our work. We can offer a range of volunteering opportunities from helping with office admin, social media,… Read More »

Article published: September 16th, 2016

Great North Run 2016

We are delighted to have 6 runners taking part in this year’s Great North Run on Sunday 11th Sept, raising funds for KEY. Good luck Team KEY: Stuart Meikle, Ross Allen, Paul Brennan, Alex Evers, Neil Sheehan and Melissa Griffiths. To sponsor our runners you can make an online donation or call into the office… Read More »

Article published: July 26th, 2016

Community Corner

A big thank you to community corner who continue to provide us with these items to make up cleaning packs. We give these packs to young people moving on from Flavia, Strickland and the move on flats to help them when establishing their tenancies. The drop off point is: Community Corner Shop 79 Edinburgh Road… Read More »

Article published: March 11th, 2016

Citizencard Partnership

We are happy to announce that we are working with CitizenCard to provide our service users with free ID cards. It has been a useful tool to be able to offer those, who often because of homelessness have had all their belongings stolen or lost. People who cannot afford passports and struggle to open bank… Read More »

Article published: February 4th, 2016

Christmas Donations.

A BIG thank you to all the individuals, schools and college’s who have kindly donated food stuff’, clothing and Christmas gifts so kindly in the run up to Christmas. This borough has done us proud!

Article published: January 29th, 2016

New Flats to Let

KEY has acquired 4 flats in Laygate from South Tyneside Council on a 7 year lease at a peppercorn rent. The flats will be let out to young people at risk of homelessness. We are currently fundraising to cover the costs of refurbishing and decorating the flats. Crimidreataran . Johnfortopudve . Volunteers are also helping… Read More »

Article published: July 22nd, 2015

New Homeless DVD

“Point of No Return” is the title of a new short film drama produced by KEY about young people’s experiences of homelessness in South Tyneside. The film explores the causes of youth homeless and the issues that young people face in this situation. It also challenges negative myths and stereotypes people may have about homelessness…. Read More »

Article published: July 21st, 2015

Food donations wanted

Every autumn we hold our annual Harvest Festival. This past year we have seen a big rise in the number of young people needing emergency food support packs. It has never been more important for churches and schools to support KEY by collecting and donating non-perishable food items. Please support us, as without food being… Read More »

Article published: July 21st, 2015