Welcome to Vital Signs North East

Vital Signs draws on statistics, local expertise and the knowledge gathered through community foundation funding across the region.

We see it as the start of a conversation, and would love to hear your views about the ambitions of local communities, their needs and what more we could do to meet them.

We also hope that you will consider becoming one of the exceptional people that are changing the world on their doorstep by giving to a local community foundation.

You can get more information about the background to Vital Signs in the region and the UK here.

Vital statistics

Vital issues

Fairness and inequality

High levels of poverty and disadvantage exist throughout the North East

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Arts, culture, and heritage

The region’s arts, culture and heritage should benefit everyone

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Environment

Our environment is a great North East asset, so let’s make the most of it

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Safety

The North East is generally a safe place, but some communities are blighted by crime

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Healthy living

The North East needs help to encourage healthier lifestyles

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Work

People and communities at risk of exclusion from work need support

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Housing and homelessness

Help for those at risk of homelessness is a priority

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Learning

Support is needed to help young people achieve their full potential and skill up the North East workforce

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Strong communities

Closing the gap between the life chances of rich and poor people is a priority for the region

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Local economy

Philanthropy has a role to play in building a more prosperous North East

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Resources

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