Ballinger Charitable TrustA Way Out, Stockton on Tees

A Way Out’s Reload programme works exclusively with vulnerable young people in two areas of high deprivation, Port Clarence and Thornaby, who are at increased risk of dis-engaging from learning, and of becoming involved at an early age in anti-social behaviour, offending and alcohol misuse.

In response A Way Out has developed a highly innovative, relational, multi-component model to break the cycle of disadvantage, and tackle these issues before they become entrenched.  The approach combines 1:1 targeted support / mentoring, a range of diversionary activities, a neighbourhood social action programme, arts & sports skills-based work, and residential trips.

The Ballinger Charitable Trust awarded a 2 year grant to support A Way Out’s work with children and young people from Port Clarence and Thornaby in Autumn 2015, and confirmed a further 2 year grant in Autumn 2017.

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