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Brighter horizons thanks to Port of Tyne

[ January 29, 2020   //   ]

The Port of Tyne is funding a South Tyneside charity that makes young mums happier and healthier.

Bright Futures supports over 30 young mums and mums-to-be through its groups in Jarrow and West Harton, where it is estimated that nearly half of children are living below the poverty line.

Group activities are designed by the mums themselves, and provide tailored support around housing, benefits, employment, budgeting, domestic abuse and mental health, as well as providing support specific to the needs of their children such as healthy eating, first aid and parenting skills.

The groups also help loneliness and isolation, with young mums who have been attending for some time offering a befriending service to newer members.

Helen Bowman, Director at Bright Futures, said: “The Young Mums Groups offer dedicated support to those who need it most. We have already seen a huge difference in the young women who have engaged with the service, and the support from the Port of Tyne will allow us to reach even more families.”