About the NTSP

Who we are and what we do

The North Tyneside Strategic Partnership (NTSP) brings together different organisations and groups to work together to improve quality of life for people living and working in North Tyneside.

We want North Tyneside to be a place where everyone:

  • has the chance to improve their lives
  • can contribute to building strong and inclusive communities where people want to live and work

We aim to improve the quality of life for people living in our most deprived communities by:

  • improving their health
  • improving their learning and work opportunities
  • improving the environment
  • reducing crime

Working in partnership we:

  • join up services for residents and make them better co-ordinated
  • work together on issues in a more effective way


Our partners include:

  • North Tyneside Council
  • North-East and Cumbria Integrated Care Board 
  • Northumbria Police
  • Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service
  • VODA
  • Education
  • Department for Works and Pensions
  • North Tyneside Business Forum

Theme partnerships

Our theme partnerships are:

Each theme partnership:

  • is made up of representatives from relevant groups and agencies in North Tyneside
  • provides experience, expertise and local knowledge
  • has its own co-ordinator
  • meets regularly, develops action plans and sets out objectives and solutions

These are closely linked to the Our North Tyneside Plan.

Partnership Executive

The Executive are senior representatives from:

  • key public sector organisations
  • theme partnerships
  • the private sector
  • community and voluntary agencies

The Executive:

  • manages the partnership
  • oversees work towards achieving the Our North Tyneside Plan
  • makes decisions on strategy
  • ensures the work of the different theme partnerships is co-ordinated

Executive members:

  • Chair - Norma Redfearn Elected Mayor, North Tyneside Council
  • Paul Hanson, Chief Executive, North Tyneside Council
  • Anya Paradis, North East and Cumbria Integrated Care Board
  • Ross Wigham, Director of Communications, Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mark Hall, Chief Superintendent, Northumbria Police
  • Steve Burdis, Head of Service Delivery North, Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service
  • Vicky Smith, Chief Executive, VODA (Voluntary Organisations Development Agency)
  • Jonathan Heath, Headteacher at John Spence Community High School 
  • Cllr Carole Burdis, Chair of Safer North Tyneside Partnership
  • Cllr Karen Clark, Chair of Health & Wellbeing Board and Chair of Poverty Intervention Board
  • Cllr Sandra Graham, Chair of Climate Emergency Board 
  • Cllr Hannah Johnson, Chair of Employment and Skills Board 
  • Julie Firth, Director of Children's Social Care and Chair of Children and Young People Board 
  • Steve Martin, Department for Works and Pensions
  • Roger Layton, Joint Trade Union Representative
  • Andrew Esson, North Tyneside Business Forum