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

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

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. Volunteers are also helping make the flats clean and… 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