Thrive celebrates its volunteers.


Volunteers are the solid foundations that keep Thrive not only grounded in the lived realities of people living in poverty but also able to function and deliver on its charitable objectives. Volunteers have steadfastly shared their lived realities of difficult and precarious personal situations. They have shared their hopes and fears for their futures, thought […]

June 7, 2022

Thriving Women- ‘Writing truth to Power’

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At the time of writing, I am 6 weeks into delivering a series of poetry workshops for Thrive Teesside on behalf of the Tees Women Poets. I had no idea when I began this project that it would affect me in the way it has. The workshops are titled ‘writing truth to power,’ and the focus […]

October 16, 2021

A Practical Guide for Local Authority Implementation of the Socio-Economic Duty in England


The Equality Act 2010 contains a valuable tool to ensure poverty is given due consideration by public bodies when making strategic decisions and designing services: the socio-economic duty. This duty contained in Section 1 of the Act, if enacted, would require public authorities to actively consider the way in which their decisions increase or decrease the inequalities that result from […]

June 28, 2021

Why the £20 Universal Credit increase is a vital issue for Teesside – and what our politicians say about its future. Thrive Teesside for Teesside Live

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Thrive Teesside’s Tracey Herrington speaks to Mike Brown from Gazette Live about the £20 Universal Credit increase and the importance this has for families all across Teesside. “The extra £20 might have helped people put the heating on. We help lots of people who would resist putting the gas or electricity on during the day […]

January 25, 2021

A year of challenges and advocating for change.

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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

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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