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One Community Working Together

About Us

Scotswood Centre is currently undertaking a strategic review. This will include a full participatory needs-based assesment of the Scotswood area. This means that residents and organisations who live/work in the area will be involved in the research. This will inform the future direction of the Charity.


In the meantime, the Centre offers a weekly timetable with activities to suit all ages, abilities and interests.

The Scotswood Area Strategy, now trading as Scotswood Centre, is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee run by an elected management committee made up of local people, which has delivered high quality community and youth work for 20+ years. Scotswood is a marginalised working class community in the west of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne that continues to face many challenges linked to poverty (financial, social and aspirational). The area is undergoing a massive regeneration programme, with 1,800 new homes being built over the next 15 years.

Scotswood Centre delivers support services and engaging activities under the banner of Time Banking, where the community engage collaboratively with each other and with the Centre to develop new activities in a spirit of co-production. This programme is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund until 2020. This approach enables individuals to swap the skills they've got with the ones they need whilst making new friends and learning new skills.

We have established a community Post Office, shop and Café in recent years which are now run as independent Social Enterprises by local people. We run informal, fun sessions as well as formal training courses.


If there is something missing from our timetable, let us know!





James Lewis, Acting Chair

David Smewing, Secretary

Brenda McCutcheon

David McPherson


Currently recruiting. Please contact the Centre for an application pack




Kate O'Dell, CEO

Keisha Hind, Project Administrator

Mala Wharton, Development Worker

Lauren Fradgley, Receptionist





To be updated after AGM




© Copyright 2014 by Scotswood Area Strategy . All Rights Reserved.

Scotswood Area Streategy was founded in 1994 to support and reconnect the local community following the west end riots which destroyed property and trust. We have coordinated the spending of millions of pounds over 20 years and in 2015 are trading as the Scotswood Centre, with a mission to bring together all the new communities in the newly rebuilt Scotswood.

Scotswood Area Strategy;

[trading as Scotswood Centre]


Registered address:

468-474 Armstrong Road, Scotswood

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE15 6BS


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