Empowering communities project

Empowering communities project

Welcome to the Northumberland Empowering Communities Project, which aims to use asset-based, community centred approaches to improving wellbeing and health in Northumberland. This follows wide stakeholder engagement within Northumberland and learning from programmes in other areas.

Northumberland County Council, in partnership with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, is committed to supporting the employment of a Locality Coordinator in each of the five local area council areas (localities) until March 2021.
Whilst Northumbria Healthcare Trust will retain the responsibility for employing each Locality Coordinator, we are looking for a VCS/not for profit organisation in each locality to host a Locality Coordinator. Using participatory methods and focusing on “what is strong rather than what is wrong”, the Locality Coordinators will seek to map and mobilise the knowledge, skills and time of individuals and the resources of community groups (“assets”), link people to those assets, and increase the control people have over their lives. We would like the host organisation to support and co-deliver the asset mapping work and subsequent delivery with the Locality Coordinator and other partners.

Appointment of Locaity Coordinators and host organisations

Five locality coordinators have now been appointed and are located within their host organisations. 

Cramlington,Bedlington and Seaton Valley
Host Organisation - Active Northumberland 

Maggie Martin
Email: Maggie.Martin@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk
Tel: 07814 592813

Ashington and Blyth
Host Organisation - Northumberland CVA

Fiona Wardlaw
Email: Fiona.Wardlaw@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk
Tel: 07814 590410

Host Organisation - Hexham, Haltwhistle and Prudhoe Community Partnership

Jude Deeks
Email: Jude.deeks@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk
Tel: 07966 490396

Castle Morpeth
Host Organisation - Community Action Northumberland

Allana Mason
Email: Allana.Mason@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk
Tel: 07976 552655

North Northumberland
Host organisation - Bell View Centre

Ruth Armstrong
Email: Ruth.Armstrong@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk

Meet the Locality Coordinators