NEWCASTLE STREET PASTORSIf you are concerned about a person rough sleeping. Newcastle City Council have a 24 hour Helpline 0191 278 3899
Since the easing of restrictions in April 2021, Street Pastors have been out every Saturday .
We assisted 170 vulnerable people to safety
329 pairs of flip flops given out
364 Bottles of water handed out
194 safety blankets given out
1678 bottles/glasses binned
Our trained volunteers patrol the streets of Newcastle city centre on a Friday and Saturday nights from 10:30pm – 4am, helping those who find themselves vulnerable or marginalised.
Street Pastors are church members with a concern for their local community, they are willing to provide a listening ear or practical help.
Street Pastors Newcastle was launched in Newcastle upon Tyne in December 2008. Since the launch of the scheme Street Pastors have made a significant contribution to the safety of the night time economy. Our contribution has been recognised by Northumbria Police and Best Bar None who have awarded them excellence and special recognition awards respectively.
“Protecting the Vulnerable Award” from Northumbria Police
In July 2021, we were honoured & excited to receive the Protecting the Vulnerable Award at the first Northumbria Police Citizens in Policing Awards. It is a huge thank you from Northumbria Police to our volunteers who give their time and energy to serving the people of Newcastle’s night-time economy – caring, listening and helping. Working alongside door staff, medical staff & Northumbria Police ensuring all who are out enjoying themselves are looked after if they become vulnerable.
“We are england”
The city of Newcastle may be renowned for its trebles bars and vibrant nightlife, but with cuts to the emergency services, an increase of pubs and clubs, plus a mental health crisis, the city is wrestling between its economic prosperity and the health and welfare of its residents and visitors.
This is where the street pastors come in – a group of Christian volunteers from across the region, who give up their time on Friday and Saturday nights to patrol some of the most lively streets in Britain.
They operate without fear or favour, offering help to anyone and everyone – first aid, flip flops, foil blankets, they’ve got it all for those in need. Follow the team as they survey the streets of Newcastle, find out who they are, what they do and most importantly, why.
From Our Blog
We have been out every Saturday since the easing of lockdown. Have a read of our newsletter.
We have been out every Saturday since the easing of lockdown. Have a read of our newsletter.. https://streetpastors.org/locations/newcastle/newsletter/newsletter-autumn-1st-2021/
Street Pastors Newcastle are excited to announce we will be back on the streets of newcastle Monday 12th April 2021. Then every Saturday in April. All our street pastors are trained in PPE , as well as 30 hours of training. If you see our team please come and say...