07 Aug

VODA’s Good Neighbours new volunteer buddy scheme

As part of North Tyneside’s COVID-19 recovery, VODA has created a new Good Neighbours volunteer buddy scheme to help support beneficiaries to take their first steps back out into the world. The roles include: Garden Gate Buddy Shopping Buddy Walking Buddy Each role has been created to support people with specific elements of their emergence…

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07 Aug

The psychology of loneliness – new report

The Campaign to End Loneliness’ new report is the first of its kind to look at how psychological approaches can help tackle loneliness. Due to lockdown, more people than ever before are reporting feelings of loneliness. Mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and positive psychology are all approaches that can help people who are feeling lonely….

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03 Aug

Linskill Community Development Team Community Grapevine Newsletter – 2 August 2020

Another week of mixed weather but don’t worry we have lots to keep you busy again. You can help us in the Linskill garden, have a go at tennis or join us on a bike ride. TAKE NOTICE Charly is delighted to say that all the tickets have been sold for the summer social but we…

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30 Jul

Linskill Community Development Team Community Grapevine Newsletter – 26 July 2020

The weather has been a bit mixed since the summer holidays started but don’t worry we have lots in this week’s edition to keep you busy – at home, outside, virtually and in the Linskill centre! Art Appreciation is back, Howard is gardening again and you can learn to Salsa! TAKE NOTICE We are starting to…

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25 Jul

Mind Mail – Coronavirus and Work

A new normal There are very few jobs that have not been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. From furlough to job losses and financial insecurity, to simply losing the structure of our daily routines, coronavirus has changed working life significantly. Furthermore, many people have been facing this time without being able to see their loved…

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23 Jul

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 22 July 2020

Update from our Project Manager Our Project Manager, Rachel Wilkins, has been focussing on the information we have received over the past few weeks. In particular, she has been looking at the data coming in via our latest survey ‘COVID-19: health and social care experiences in Newcastle and Gateshead’. Rachel is producing monthly reports summarising…

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