Press coverage

Step Forward Tees Valley in the news

Click on the links below to read our latest press releases and some of the coverage we have received in local media. Don't forget to find and like us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

For media enquiries call Hayley Jones on 01325 529210 or email


Our programme manager Andrea Johnson during an unemployment in Teesside segment on BBC Tees (18th February 2020)

Alison Davison set to share her work (Coastal View & News, February 2020)

Helping men with their mental health BBC Radio Tees (November 2019)

Making a difference in the BAME community (November 2019)

Interview with participant on BBC Radio Tees (November 2019)

Interview with Nur Fitness BBC Radio Tees (Sept 2019)

Women show how far they've come (19/09/19)


Therapy chef describes how cooking saved his life (The Northen Echo 18/07/19)

Focus on help given to those seeking work (Hartlepool Mail 01/07/19)

Photo exhibition launches in Darlington (The Northern Echo 01/06/19)

Exhibition celebrates back to work scheme (The Northern Echo 28/05/19) 

Interview on Alan Robson's Nigh Owls TFM May 2019


Photo exhibition celebrates success of unique project 09/05/19

Stockton mum overcame anxiety to take part in modelling competition (The Gazette 05/04/19)

Community Heroes work towards new goals 01/03/19

Hartlepool Mail 21/01/19

FirstNews Dec 2018

Talking about our work on CVFM 11/12/18

Participants and staff on BBC Tees' Breakfast Show  07/12/18
 - two parts

Women's group show how far they've come 29/11/18

Participant, Alan, on TFM's NIght Owls with Alan Robson 15/11/18


Programme recognised for work with BAME community 02/11/18

Fitness group helps bridge cultural divide The Northern Echo 23/10/18

Women's group walks into new possibilities 19/10/18

Swap shop on BBC Radio Tees (listen from 1:23:04) 11/10/18

Our fabulous swap shop 21/09/18

Supporting communities together 16/08/18

Talking about our work and successes on BBC Radio Tees (listen from 7.10am) 13/06/18

Finding work after 20 years 11/05/18

Young animator brings project to life 29/03/18 (covered by Hartlepool Life - no link available)

Call for community heroes The Northern Echo 13/01/18

Two articles in One Darlington January  2017 p10/11 and 32

Volunteering to get into work The Northern Echo 02/01/18

Partnership helps volunteering The Northern Echo 23/09/17

New partnership to help volunteering (press release) September 2017

Innovative scheme to get people into work The Northern Echo August 2017

Talking about the programme on BBC Radio Tees (no link available) August 2017

Helping women into work - press release August 2017

Watch our football video (with thanks to PCP) here - August 2017.

Health & Community Guide - Middlesbrough June 2017 (back page).

Project highlights good health as a way into work (press release) 09/06/17 - featured in The Northern Echo 20/06/17 (no cutting).

Programme manager, Helen, and participant, Chris, on BBC Radio Tees (recording no longer available)

Programme manager, Helen, on Zetland FM 17/03/17

Working with Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation - press release 16/03/17

Express North magazine 16/03/17

Chris, one of our participants, on Zetland FM (from 10.30 mnins) 09/03/2017

Gallery of photos from our sessions with Middlesbrough FC Foundation 02/2017

The Northern Echo 23/01/17

Hartlepool drop-in sessions 20/01/17

Step Forward Tees Valley at volunteers fair - press release 19/01/17


Middlesbrough FC Foundation sessions 01/17

Hartlepool Mail 07/01/2017

Express North magazine 05/01/17

The Northern Echo 23/12/2016

First residents sign up to project press release December 2016 

Now & Then December 2016

This is Redcar & Cleveland Winter 2016 p10

One Darlington November 2016 p36

The Northern Echo 22/11/2016

The Northern Echo 16/11/2016


Hartlepool Mail 23/09/2016

The Northern Echo 12/09/2016 (no link available)

Launch event press release 22/09/2016 - exciting times as we launch

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