31 May

New Little Free Library at Meadow Well Connected

VODA

The second of VODA’s SAINT project’s Little Free Libraries is now in place outside Meadow Well Connected, in the Meadow Well Estate North Shields. The library has been lovingly constructed by volunteers from VODA’s SAINT project and from Meadow Well Connected. The volunteers have also learnt a range of carpentry and construction skills in the…

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04 May

Little Free Library unveiling

VODA

This week VODA unveiled their Little Free Library at The Rising Sun Country Park. This project was developed and constructed with students from Longbenton High School Melrose department with support from SAINT and CAN DO volunteers. Little Free Library is a community scheme where members of the public are encouraged to take and leave their…

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05 Apr

Trauma Teddies Update

VODA’s SAINT Trauma Teddies drive has been a massive success. They received 56 teddies in total, which will be donated to organisations working with children and young people across the borough. Thanks to: The Woolies at Linskill Centre, AGE UK, Springfield Community Association, A Healthy Awareness at SomeOne Cares, and many many more individuals. A number of the Teddies…

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23 Feb

Mind-Craft Therapeutic Social Group – weekly from 8 March 2019

Mind-Craft Therapeutic Social Group, Friday 8 March, 12pm to 3pm. Healthy Awareness, alongside VODA as part of its SAINT project, is starting a new therapeutic social crafting group to allow people to keep their hands busy in a safe and supportive environment. The weekly sessions will be held at SomeOne Cares, 3 Amble Close, North…

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01 Jun

SAINT’s allotment looking for volunteers

VODA

VODA’s SAINT (Social Action in North Tyneside) project supports people who face barriers to get involved in volunteering. As part of the project, we have taken on a small plot at Whitley Bay Community Allotment. This volunteering opportunity is perfect for individuals who might not have enough time for their own allotment, know little about…

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20 May

Social Action in North Tyneside (SAINT)

VODA

What is the SAINT project? The SAINT project aims to support local people into social action who face barriers to volunteering. VODA will engage and support people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties, learning difficulties, poor physical health, long term unemployment or social isolation. The purpose of the project is to empower individuals to…

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