In the Tees Valley, almost 140,000 people are income deprived and more than one in four children live in poverty. Many people face barriers to the jobs market and as a result a higher proportion of people have been unemployed long-term (more than 12 months) in most of the Tees Valley than elsewhere in the UK.
We want this to change.
We believe co-creating places that are people-led is vital if we want to see social and economic change in the Tees Valley. Our vision for the enterprise element of our work is two fold.
We want to nurture the skills and passion that exists in local people and support them to set up enterprises that look to meet a societal need.
We want to co-create multiple enterprises on our own site, with a view to self-sustain our training programmes and create further, more diverse work experience opportunities for local people.