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Leading the Way: how we added creative life-story work and care-experienced

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The Word

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South Shields

NE33 1JF

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Leading the Way: how we added creative life-story work and care-experienced sessional staff to our core offer in South Tyneside

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2 years ago South Tyneside Council began an ambitious project to further improve outcomes for children looked after and care leavers. This exciting programme included two important goals: to introduce a creative art-based, child-centred approach to life-story work, and to set up a flexible pool of care experienced sessional staff working both within Children’s Services and across the Council.

This event tells the story of our project. Join us for a practical and evidence-based event that will plot a course through this amazing 2 year journey. Led by our Care Experienced Sessional Workers and our creative partners, we will guide you through our successes, our learning and our future plans. This is a conference-style event utilising some of the ideas and activities employed in the project with the chance to speak directly to our staff, creative partners and Sessional Workers.

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Parking

Limited free parking is available at The Word Car Park for up to 3 hours (please make sure to get a ticket). This car park has 40 spaces, including 7 disabled spaces and 2 electric vehicle spaces with charging points. There is also limited free parking available at the Mill Dam Car Park which is located within 5 minutes walking distance.

There are also many other car parks in South Shields Town Centre, including Garden Lane North and Charlotte Street which are a 5-10 minute walk away.

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Train

The closest train Station is Newcastle Central Station. Onward travel to South Shields is either by taxi (approx. 8 miles), or by Metro (there is a Metro station at Newcastle Central Station that will take you directly to South Shields, approx. 30 mins)

Metro

The closest Metro Station is South Shields, which is located in South Shields Transport Interchange. Follow the exit for the town centre, turn left and The Word is located at the top of this road (approx. 3 min walk).

Bus

Services from Sunderland, Cleadon, Whitburn, Jarrow, Gateshead and Newcastle all terminate at South Shields Transport Interchange. The Word is approximately 3 minutes by foot. Exit the Transport Interchange towards the town centre and turn left, The Word is located at Market Place.

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