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Welcome to the Northern Inclusion Consortium

The Northern Inclusion Consortium (NIC) is a partnership of Northern charities, a united front fighting for the wellbeing of those in need. We are here to drive social change through collaboration, develop networks which share best practices, and give a voice to our people.

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What we do

The Northern Inclusion Consortium addresses key areas of concern in the North East: homelessness, addiction, drug deaths, crime, and health inequality. Our joint aim is to encourage sustained health, social wellbeing, and a stable economy for the North East of England.

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Why do we need to exist?

We’re stronger together. With shrinking public funds, our communities and those who are in place to serve them are in need of new ideas, innovations and ways of meeting people’s needs. The NIC’s collaborative approach can help our region close the gaps.

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Who we are

We are a group of four leading North East charities: Changing Lives, Humankind, Groundwork NE & Cumbria, and Mental Health Concern.
We each have a well-established commitment to delivering community-based services for people with complex needs.

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Who is the NIC?

Stay in touch


  • Northern Inclusion Consortium
  • Yarm Road
  • Morton Park Business Training Centre
  • Darlington
  • DL1 4PJ
  • 01325 529 210
  • info@niconsortium.org

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