24 Jan

Happy to Chat at Whitley Bay – 30 January 2020

VODA

  Hi Please find information below about a new exciting scheme. We’ve been working with the SIGN Directory, Care and Connect and Whitley Bay Big Local to create this new chatty scheme inspired around kindness and reducing loneliness and social isolation in North Tyneside. Happy to Chat days have been created to provide local residents…

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24 Nov

Volunteer Plus: list and search for volunteering opportunities in North Tyneside

Volunteer Plus is VODA’s database of volunteering opportunities in and around North Tyneside. Volunteer Plus allows people to search for opportunities based on a range of factors – location, interests, activities and availability. It also allows you to find out more about roles and register your interest for more information. Search Volunteer Plus here –…

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11 Aug

Happy Steps: a new informal walking and photography group – Upcoming Walks from August 2019

Join our relaxed and informal social walking group which will involve stopping and taking photos along the walk, ending up somewhere for a cuppa and chat. Future walks will involve ‘hidden gems’ in North Tyneside. Walks will last approximately 1.5 hours. Everyone is welcome and you don’t need to attend each walk to be part…

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01 Aug

Connect Social Café – 7 August 2019

Next week will be the fourth Social Cafe, Connect, that we run in collaboration with VODA and Linskill Centre.  It’s a safe, informal place for people to meet people who might struggle to do so.  We have conversation starters, board games, jigsaws, all sorts to get people chatting in a non-pressured way. The next Connect…

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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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