Theme Lead: Andrew Lewis - Head of Policy, Strategy & Communications

Programme Directors:

 

 

Robyn Thomas: Safe Newcastle

Jan Cromarty: Neighbourhood Management & Community Empowerment / Community Cohesion

Simon Underwood: Equality & Inclusion

Directorate Programme Manager: Jessica Calvert

Sustainable Communities Strategy Vision:

 

 

 

 

We want Newcastle to be a place where people of all backgrounds live together safely and with a shared sense of belonging. We will achieve this through our work to make Newcastle a safe city by reducing re-offending, tackling crime, drugs, antisocial behaviour and the misuse of alcohol. We will also work to make Newcastle a city where everyone has equal opportunity to participate fully and freely in the opportunities and services available. This will help build stronger, confident communities in Newcastle.

 

Strategic Outcomes (Lead):

 

  • People are safe and free from discrimination
  • People make a positive contribution

 Strategic Outcomes (Contribution):

  • People are healthy
  • People have economic wellbeing
  • People enjoy a good quality environment in thriving neighbourhoods
  • People have dignity, choices and control

Challenge: Ensuring the city and all of its neighbourhoods are safe, inclusive and our communities are cohesive and empowered

We want Newcastle to be a place where people of all backgrounds live together safely and with a shared sense of belonging. In recent years, there have been significant improvements in community safety - in a recent survey; Newcastle was seen as one of the safest cities in Europe, ranked 8th of out 75 cities. As partners, we must be pro-active and responsive to what communities and individuals are saying, particularly, in neighbourhoods that are experiencing significant change.

 

From our consultations with residents and the Citizens Panel, we have put crime, anti-social behaviour, drugs and alcohol abuse high on the list of priorities for action.

We also have to encourage residents to become involved in their communities and the decisions that affect their lives, and continue to develop initiatives such as the Community Empowerment Framework, Neighbourhood Charters and Udecide.

SCS Outcomes Mapping - Communities Theme