This year, we've embarked on three critical initiatives directly aimed at identifying and addressing inequalities in our region

At the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) we are fully committed to turning our vision of an inclusive and sustainable economy into a reality. This endeavour demands a collective effort to tackle the inequalities that some of our residents face daily. Our unwavering goal is to ensure that every individual has a fair opportunity to not only participate in our economy but also reap its benefits.

We recognise that a significant portion of our residents are currently denied access to opportunities that enable them to thrive and contribute meaningfully. That’s why, this year, we’ve embarked on three critical initiatives directly aimed at addressing these inequalities in our region.

Examining the State of our Region – Report

Firstly, we’ve meticulously examined the state of our region and its labour market through a comprehensive report. This report scrutinizes disparities through the lenses of sex, age, disability, and ethnicity. Our analysis dives deep into the most pressing issues surrounding employment, education, and training participation. It also sheds light on critical trends related to child poverty and homelessness in the North of Tyne area. Dive into the details by downloading the Equalities Report.

North of Tyne Equalities Assemblies – Report

Secondly, we hosted a series of enlightening equalities assemblies. These assemblies were platforms where we gathered experiences and case studies that spotlighted the very real challenges of inequality, especially concerning ‘good work’ in our region. Our report will be available to download by mid-March or you can email emma.patterson@northoftyne-ca.gov.uk to request a copy by email.

Annual Equalities Objectives Update

And last but not least, we’re proud to publish our annual Equalities Objectives report. This report shows progress against each of our formal equalities objectives, including performance measures and key indicators and information highlighting the activities we’ve undertaken to meet the objective.  It is a testament to our ongoing commitment to transparency and progress in the realm of equality. Our report will be available to download by mid-March.

If you have any questions relating to our work on advancing equality, please email emma.patterson@northoftyne-ca.gov.uk. Join us on this transformative journey as we strive to create a more equitable and prosperous future for all residents of our region.