Help for people to get on in work and life following the Corona lockdown will be provided by the North of Tyne Combined Authority.
The combined authority will take control of a £23 million Adult Education Budget (AEB) from central government, that will be used to steer people into work and training.
NTCA will ensure the money is spent more effectively locally when its AEB funded programmes begin in August.
North of Tyne Cabinet Member for Employability and Inclusion and Deputy Leader of Newcastle City Council Cllr Joyce McCarty said people’s needs would be met.
“We are currently working with our grant providers and those Contracts for Services providers who were successful in the recent round of procurement, to support delivery of AEB funded programmes from August onwards,” she said.
“We understand the concern about the growing impact of the spread of coronavirus and will work closely with the NTCA provider network to provide support and stability during these difficult times and beyond.
“We’ll make sure the skills and training we offer match those needed for the jobs available and to be created in the North of Tyne.”
The £23 million devolved funds were provided to the North of Tyne Combined Authority to boost the life chances of people in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.