Author: Holly Ayrton

‘Owt or Nowt’ Podcast Series

This project works with young people in South Tyneside to create podcasts around issues and topics that are important to them. The project is youth led, Young people decide the content they want to create and are supported by our team to develop and record it. The Podcasts are published on our Spotify Listen here: […]

Bright Sparks

Bright Sparks is a project which supports young people who are living independently for the first time or transitioning out of care into independent living to become more energy efficient through giving them tips, guidance and equipping them with energy saving items. It supports young people in reducing energy bills and ensures that they are […]

Tyne on Your Side

Our Tyne on Your Side Project works with young people who have SEND or are Care-Experienced or Care Leavers to support and build their confidence through Media and Journalism to support them into meaningful employment, volunteering or return to education. This project mixes employability skills, 1-2-1 mentoring and creative media to give young people a […]

Young Journalist Programme

Our Young Journalist Programme is an open access youth session that allows young people to come along and take part in media and journalism. As with all of Headliners work this is a free youth session and Headliners can support with accessibility such as support with travel fairs for young people to attend. Young people […]


Following on from our photo video we are excited to share some interviews that our young people completed with each other during our summer trip to Ingleborough Hall in the Yorkshire Dales. During the film, you will hear directly from the young people about what they got up to during the trip and how much they enjoyed it. You’ll […]


We are excited to share some photos from our 2023 summer residential trip to the Yorkshire Dales with young people from London and North-East England. The trip was a huge success and we are grateful to our partners, Gateshead College and ELATT College for their collaboration. The photos show the young people enjoying a variety of activities, including our Photography Challenge […]


A unique trip brought a group of young people from London and North-East England together for an unforgettable residential in the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales.   Young people headed to Ingleborough Hall and were given the opportunity to take part in exhilarating outdoor activities such as gorge walking, archery and tree climbing, as well as media and photography […]


“Hi, I’m Reza from Newcastle. I have been doing Tyne on Your Side with Headliners and it has really inspired me. I signed up to do it because I had been out of education for a couple of years and was struggling to get a job. I was drawn to it because I was interested […]

Aiming High – Alie’s Story

Alie has only been living in the UK since this summer and is currently living in Newcastle a city that has become his safe space and is very welcoming. He has really enjoyed the Aiming High project and has really embraced it, he has learnt a lot of new skills within our budgeting, banking and […]


My name is Abi and I’m from Newcastle. I got to know Headliners back in December when I signed up to do the Tyne on Your side project. Being a care leaver is something that isn’t easy. I do get so much support from my social worker and from other organisations but it’s different from […]