South Tyneside

South Tyneside has a rich history dating back to Roman times, with the life of Bede, the Jarrow March and the writings of Catherine Cookson. The beautiful South Shields Coastline is often seen as the backdrop for the end of the Great North Run. Today – like many areas across the country, South Tyneside faces economic as well as social changes and challenges, which affects all aspects of the community.

Churches Together South Tyneside

Churches Together South Tyneside (CTST) was set up by local churches that wanted to work together, with other faiths and the wider community to help local people who are experiencing distressing circumstances such as loneliness, poverty, isolation. We try to reach out with compassion, kindness and practical help and offer a helping hand, following gospel teaching. We also seek to raise awareness of issues facing contemporary society.

Paul Southgate

CTST - Executive Lead

Nurturing Dementia

Maria Scurfield-Walton

Nurturing Dementia - Maria is a retired mental health nurse with 30 years career in the NHS with various roles in dementia care.

Happy at Home

Miriam Reay

Miriam is our new Happy at Home Project Lead, having been a support worker for HAH 5 years. She is also befriending services team leader for the Jarrow and Hebburn area

June Valente

June joined HAH in 2020. She is befriending team leader for Whitburn, Cleadon and the Boldons. June networks with other agencies and charities in the borough

David Sim

David is now the team leader for South Shields area and our lead contact for volunteer recruitment and training. He was previously our events coordinator

Angela Stephenson

Angela is our new Happy at Home Events Coordinator, arranging the transport, food and activities at our 4 Happy Hubs across the Borough

Key to Life - a CTST and Key Community Joint Project

Churches Together South Tyneside work with Key Community on the Key to Life Project which provides a Foodbank, Food & Fun Holiday Programmes, Fuel Vouchers & School Uniforms 4All