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

News / Updates

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.

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