A year of challenges and advocating for change.


News / Updates

In a year when new challenges intensified existing pressures for people living in poverty, Thrive Teesside’s Tracey Herrington looks back on the group’s achievements in 2020. What a year and where to start? Thrive Teesside, a grassroots organisation based in Stockton on Tees, works tirelessly to amplify the voices of people living in poverty. We […]

December 17, 2020

Thrive Teesside in South Wales Guardian


News / Updates

Thrive Teesside project manager Tracey Herrington spoke to Rachel Conner-Hill from South Wales Guardian about levels of destitution rising in the North East. “Tracey Herrington, project manager for Thrive Teesside, a charity working to tackle poverty in the region, said: “Things need to change quickly, but they are not going to. I’m not being pessimistic, […]

December 15, 2020

Building a Human Rights bridge out of poverty.


News / Updates

On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Just Fair, Amnesty International UK, ATD Fourth World, the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex and friends and partners renew their commitment to put human rights at the forefront of the anti-poverty movement in the four nations of the UK.

October 17, 2020

Challenging Poverty in the North East- Thrive Teesside


News / Updates

Thrive Teesside are participating in this Challenging Poverty Zoom event, showcasing the amazing work ongoing in North East England, the local impact the pandemic has had, and what change is needed here. What is sweeping people into poverty in North East England – and what could stop it? What amazing work is going on locally, […]

October 8, 2020

Human Rights Watch- Automated Hardship How the Tech-Driven Overhaul of the UK’s Social Security System Worsens Poverty (Thrive Teesside)


News / Updates, Reports

Thrive Teesside have been featured in a report on automating Universal Credit, published by Human Rights Watch. According to Tracey Herrington, project manager at Thrive Teesside, a social justice charity based in Stockton-On-Tees, these updates did not reach the people most affected by the new information, particularly those without internet access at home: “People have […]

October 1, 2020

Raise Child Benefit- Official Press release


News / Updates

Thrive Teesside, which works with people on low incomes in Stockton, has teamed up with other organisations and stakeholders around the UK to urge the Chancellor to act and immediately raise CHILD benefit to £50 a week to ease the strain on families during the coronavirus crisis.  A number of reports this week alone have […]

September 18, 2020

What does participatory research mean to our community, whether in a pandemic or not? Covid Realities


News / Updates

Thrive Teesside manager Tracey Herrington has written an article for the Covid Realities website, discussing participatory research in our comminity and our personal experiences at Thrive Teesside. “Thrive Teesside works tirelessly to ensure the voice, skills, knowledge and expertise of low income communities is respected, listened to and afforded the opportunity to work alongside others to […]

September 9, 2020