Job seekers living in Newcastle, North Tyneside or Northumberland are being asked to share their views as part of a survey to help shape future employment support services.

The survey, launched on Commonplace by the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), aims to understand the challenges different people in the area face when trying to find good work. The findings will help the organisation determine how best to allocate its future funding for employment and skills support.

Over three years 2022/23 to 2024/25, the North of Tyne area will benefit from £51.2 million the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), devolved from central government.

A total of £11.6m UKSPF is available to invest in people and skills, helping local residents to secure jobs, stay in work, and progress their careers through skills development.

Headshot of Mayor Jamie Driscoll

Mayor Jamie Driscoll

Elected Metro Mayor for the North of Tyne, Jamie Driscoll said: “We put people at the heart of everything we do.  By understanding the real life experiences of people in the region, we can better tailor our support programmes – helping people to access training, good work and a better life.”

The survey only takes 5 minutes to complete and will be open until Sunday 13 August. By completing the survey, residents will have a chance to WIN a £50 Eldon Square gift card.  To complete the survey residents should visit

In addition to the planned UKSPF funding for people and skills, the NTCA is providing millions of pounds in additional funding for other activities.

This includes the devolved Adult Education Budget, Skills Bootcamps, and the NTCA Skills for Growth programme targeting investment to upskill residents for the good jobs available across the region.

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