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Local Charity in Crowdfunding Appeal

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland launch an appeal today as they are forced to find new premises in the city centre for the second time in four years. Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland, a Newcastle based charity providing support to women and girls who have experienced sexual violence are desperately seeking city centre new premises [...]

2017-10-12T08:02:06+00:00

Statement on the two child tax credit limit

From the 6th April 2017 support through Child Tax Credit, Universal Credit or Income Support will generally only be available for the first two children the claimant is responsible for unless the third or subsequent pregnancy is the result of rape or a coercive and controlling relationship. Child Tax Credit will continue to be paid [...]

2017-10-04T14:13:14+00:00

Local poet raises awareness of violence against women

Whitley Bay-based poet, author and artist Gail Curry launches a book of 47 poems this autumn to coincide with World Mental Health Day which reflect her experiences of mental health issues and sexual violence and how she has managed to find hope and recovery through it all. The self-published book entitled Lines From An Unfinished [...]

2017-09-11T13:41:10+00:00

Operation Sanctuary; our response

As the details of Operation Sanctuary and subsequent convictions of the perpetrators are made public knowledge, Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland would like to speak directly to all women and girls who have been affected by sexual violence. If you need support, help or advice, we are here and we believe you. If you have [...]

2017-08-10T11:58:51+00:00

Rattle Snake by Open Clasp

We are delighted to be present Rattle Snake, a live performance by Open Clasp and Live Theatre in association with York Theatre Royal. All monies from ticket sales will be donated to Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland. When: Monday 2nd October 2017, Where: Morpeth Town Hall Tickets can be bought on Eventbrite by clicking here. [...]

2017-09-08T14:48:45+00:00

Training Opportunity with Zoe Lodrick

Working therapeutically with survivors of sexualised trauma Tuesday 11th July 2017, Newcastle City Centre | BUY TICKETS Working therapeutically with survivors of sexualised trauma: All day event hosted by Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN) and Sunderland Counselling Service (SCS) Places on the course are limited, and are priced at £80 per person including buffet [...]

2017-06-26T10:06:48+00:00

Volunteers’ Week 2017

Rape Crisis praises essential work of its volunteers Kathryn Royal, Helpline Volunteer I’ve been volunteering for Rape Crisis Tyneside & Northumberland nearly three years now, I’d had my “feminist awakening” and was eager to start doing something when I learned about the work RCTN do in the area. They’re a feminist charity and offer support [...]

2017-06-26T10:25:46+00:00