North of Tyne Poverty Truth Commission

Children North East have been named as the delivery partner of the North of Tyne Poverty Truth Commission, appointed by the North of Tyne Combined Authority.

The aim of the North of Tyne Poverty Truth Commission (PTC) is to better understand the experiences of people living in poverty in the North of Tyne region.

With the ongoing effects of COVID-19 making the lives of some residents more difficult, their unique perspectives are important, valued and key to post-pandemic recovery. The PTC will provide a way to hear directly from a diverse range of voices in North of Tyne communities, helping to develop projects and programmes which are genuinely responsive to their needs.

The Commission will pair Community Commissioners, who will share their own lived experiences of poverty, with Business, Civic and Faith Commissioners, who are decision makers within organisations strategically placed to deliver positive actions.

Delivery of the Commission will run from September 2021 to June 2023, with key Children North East activities including recruitment of Commissioners, delivering activities through which individuals can explore and record their lived experiences of poverty, and facilitated sessions between Commissioners.

If you are interested in taking part in the project as a Commissioner, please contact Luke Bramhall, Head of Youth Services and Poverty Proofing at

For any press or media enquires relating to the PTC, please contact Billie Jenkins, Marketing and Communications Manager at