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SAINT volunteers donate hand-decorated crockery to youth homelessness charity

Voluntary artists have used their creativity to promote happiness and wellbeing through a project that has created rehousing packs for young people affected by homelessness. The group formally presented the gifts at Depaul UK’s Northeast Regional Office in Whitley Bay on Tuesday 19 December 2017 – just in time for Christmas. Alysia Trackim, Depaul’s Get Up & Go Programme Coordinator in North Tyneside, says: “Depaul UK is delighted to receive this gift from such kind and creative people. Community is an important aspect of wellbeing and to have an enthusiastic group create such beautiful pieces will definitely be appreciated by our young people starting out in their own homes.”

Each individually designed set contains a bowl, small plate, dinner plate, mug, and tea-towel.  Artists Unite North Tyneside (AUNT) is a social action project supported by VODA’s SAINT project. SAINT, which stands for Social Action in North Tyneside, is funded by Reaching Communities and helps volunteers facing barriers to create projects that will benefit themselves and the wider community.  Depaul UK, a homelessness charity operating within the international Depaul Group, works with homeless and vulnerably housed young people across our Tyneside communities. They offer housing support, emergency accommodation through their emergency accommodation service Nightstop, and a full programme of workshops and events around practical skills, creativity, mental health, and wellbeing through Get Up and Go.