We work with migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children, young people and families in Newcastle and offer training to partner agencies that support these young people and their families

young refugee with a carer

Who is this service available to?

We have five strands of work to support families and young people:

New to Newcastle Drop-In
This weekly drop-in provides a chance for families to access SMART project workers and workers from other agencies, with interpreter support.
When: Mondays 10am-12pm
Where: Brunswick Methodist Church, Church Hall

One to one pre-booked appointments for service users to resolve more complex matters.
When: Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm
Where: SMART offices

Individual Targeted Support
Practical, emotional and skills based support so children stay safe, enjoy a good childhood and have increased wellbeing. We operate within the Common Assessment Framework and are often part of a multi-agency team around a family.

Social Activities
SMART runs a rolling programme of social activities to prevent isolation, encourage family activities, promote orientation in Newcastle and enhance diversity and cohesion.
We also run a monthly parents group at Brunswick Methodist Church.

A rolling programme of support workshops for partner agencies to access.

How to access this service

Please contact project to discuss referral and obtain a referral form. Families and young people can attend our weekly New to Newcastle drop-in to self-refer.

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Service manager: Rosie Tapsfield



Provincial House
150 Northumberland Street
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7DQ
United Kingdom
Phone 0191 221 0836
54° 58' 38.2656" N, 1° 36' 48.1104" W