We protected all sure start and nursery provision right across South Tyneside.
We will also deliver:
a new children's home for young people in South Tyneside who can't live at home
a £300,000 extension in respite care for South Tyneside's children with additional needs
additional places for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities at Hedworthfield, Bamburgh and Epinay, bringing the former South Shields School building back into use and supporting learners up until the age of 25 years
Support families and older or vulnerable populations
We delivered Extra Care Homes and Independent Supported Living schemes, including Seymour Court and Whitburn Towers.
We will also deliver:
3 new borough-wide schemes to provide homes for older people who can't live at home
800 new affordable homes for rent or for sale
a new partnership team to tackle incidences of domestic violence
continued support to established Mutual Aid groups and Food Banks across South Tyneside
Create the conditions for economic recovery and investment
We invested in infrastructure across South Tyneside, including the Arches, Tyne Tunnel Approach Road and Lindisfarne Roundabout.
We will also invest in:
an Economic Recovery Plan to help create future growth and prosperity, delivering 10,000 jobs to the region over the next five years
support to schools and further education to equip young people with skills to secure new jobs
Support all our town centres, villages, high streets and hospitality
We invested Council funding in Jarrow Focus and Hebburn Central to reinvigorate the privately-owned town centres as well as investment to improve South Shields as a visitor destination.
We will also support our economy to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic:
create a new town centre, villages and high street recovery and improvement team
extend free, family-friendly cultural activities right across the Borough
consolidate business support advice and funding administration through a business 'hub'
invest in South Shields Riverside, including new homes, 'Glassworks' office space supporting 1,500 jobs and further town centre improvements for residents and visitors alike