Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) is a charity based in Newton Aycliffe. It operates across most of the North East and has a particular focus on deprived communities, building capacity, developing volunteering and tackling health inequalities. They work with specific populations, for example Gypsy Roma Traveller communities, (housed, fixed-sites and roadside sites) in County Durham, Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Stockton Borough and also work in areas which have been affected by changes in industry, i.e. ex-mining or ex-steelwork communities.
Phil visited their centre in Newton Aycliffe to find out more about what they do, see the new refurbishments and hear more about the organisations developments over the last couple of years.
Phil says “It was a delight to visit PCP and see the great work they’re doing. They are a professional organisation and a respected provider of high quality volunteering opportunities. Although faced by high local levels of deprivation and health inequalities, at a time of economic uncertainty alongside ongoing and relentless cuts to local government funding, the organisation has achieved excellent success, going from strength to strength against the odds.”