Local partnerships


Working together is central to creating effective support and opportunities for children and young people. In the communities in which we work, we collaborate with other organisations to share good practice and develop activities and ideas. 


Partnerships include the Walker Workers, the Byker Children and Young People’s Partnership and the Neighbourhood Youth Projects.  In Summer 2021 we started working with partners in Hartlepool (see our blog) to support their development of street workshops.

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A community-led approach

Having seen Kids Kabin's street workshops, we worked with parents and residents in Byker, Newcastle to help them start a series of themed activity days for young people in their neighbourhood, with support from the local housing trust, families and businesses. 

This approach, and a successful partnership with Thirteen Housing Group, also led to the creation of Kids Kabin Middlesbrough, and we're now looking to expand even further.

Creative education

Local schools work with Kids Kabin to bring the curriculum alive, with cookery, pottery, woodwork, arts and crafts to encourage new ways of thinking about topics as diverse as World War I, Ancient Egypt and the Elizabethans. 


Kids Kabin finds creative and practical solutions to the needs of each school – whether training children to maintain nursery tricycles or building bird feeders or boxes for their nature garden.


“The children learn really important skills such as sewing, cookery and woodwork that we don’t have the facilities to teach in school. These are things that will come in really useful in real life.”

Hannah Cruddas, Teacher at Tyneview Primary School