Partnership Members

The Trust provides a wide range of hospital services to a local community of around 350,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided to patients outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000.

Gentoo is a large North East based social enterprise with a vision to improve the Art of Living. Its work is focused around three key areas to maximise its impact: people, planet and property.

Job Centre Plus is a government-funded employment agency and social security office.

The North East Chamber of Commerce is a business organisation which provides a range of services, products and training for local businesses.

Northumbria Police serves a population of 1.5 million people and covers an area of more than 2,000 square miles in the North East of England, from the Scottish border down to County Durham and from the Pennines across to the North East coast.

Sunderland City Council provides more than 800 different services to improve the quality of life for all residents in the city.

Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group improve the health, wellbeing and life expectancy of the residents of Sunderland, by providing joined up health and social care, underpinned by effective clinical decision-making, reducing the disparities in health across the city and achieving “better health for Sunderland”.

Sunderland College is a world class provider of education, with four campuses across the city. It offers one of the region's largest range of school leaver, adult and higher education courses as well as courses for international students.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service serves over a million people divided among the five constituent councils of Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland in the North East of England.

The University of Sunderland is an innovative, forward-thinking university with high standards of teaching, research and support. It has strong links with industry and business, and works closely with some of the world's leading companies.