Founded in 2012, Bright Futures supports young women across Tyne & Wear by helping them tackle some of life’s biggest challenges.
When faced with issues such as alcohol misuse, domestic abuse, unemployment, poor health and wellbeing and child sexual exploitation, Bright Futures is here to support, educate, empower and influence – giving young women a brighter future.Visit Website
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How we helped
From three Community Hubs in South Shields, the charity changes the lives of over 1,600 young women each year, tackling their needs through a flexible and innovative approach across a number of key areas:
- Support: providing a range of support services to young women, including one-to-one help, group sessions, community programmes, and health and wellbeing clinics, that directly address the key issues they face today.
- Educate: educating young women about key issues they may face in life, through accessible resources, a range of training programmes and an innovative personal safety app.
“We are passionate about addressing the needs of all young women across Tyne and Wear.”
- Empower: empowers young women to develop the knowledge and confidence to support others, training ambassadors and peers from a young age and encouraging young women to work together.
- Influence: working with a range of partners, including statutory services, local charities and the Government, providing expert advice to influence and raise awareness of the issues faced by today’s young women.
“We would like to thank the LGA Foundation for the continued support that we receive allowing us to provide brighter futures for young women across Tyne and Wear.” Helen Bowman and Nicola Whalen, Managing Directors, Bright Futures.
“Bright Futures is an inspirational charity that is helping young women in difficult circumstances to overcome the challenges they face and we are pleased to be able to support them in their important work.” Sue Reece, LGA Foundation.