Gateway North East is a group that was originally set up by young people with a disability, or a barrier to learning and their parents/carers in Sunderland (Sunderland Gateway), and then following this, in North Durham (Wear Mencap). The group is now a registered charity (registered charity number: 1140476 and EY465981). The aim of the charity is to provide appropriate, suitable and identified leisure, life and recreational opportunities to young people with learning difficulties, young carers and their families. The charity is also committed to employing Young Apprentices who have a barrier to learning as part of our constitution to encourage and support people into work; this has contributed significantly to our accreditation as the ‘Leaders in Disability Achievement’.
Some of our aims that we strive to achieve are as follows;