Find out more about the amazing work taking place in North Tyneside during COVID-19.

MOTW and the Digital Champions Outreach Programme

First published by Moving on Tyne & Wear 14 April 2021 Albert recently joined Moving On Tyne & Wear after taking early retirement from his job in the ship building…

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Coursework beats exams any day

First published on the NAVCA website When recruiting a new team member during the Covid 19 pandemic, VODA (NAVCA member from North Tyneside) attempted to redress the traditional recruitment power-balance…

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Little1Stop – supporting young parents in North Shields

Starting a new charity is never easy, but for Dawn Jobey (pictured left) her dream of creating Little1Stop to support young parents who are struggling to provide the essentials for…

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A little bit of time to make someone smile

Carolyn Milburn, Marketing & Communications lead at our partner Moving On Tyne and Wear shares with us her experiencing of volunteering with VODA… I joined MOTW in July of last…

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Second Bite Catering Academy case study: William and Franklin’s Journey

William [aged 26] and Franklin [aged 23] are Asylum Seekers from El Salvador that were housed in North Shields by the Home Office when they entered the UK in February…

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Children’s Isolation Hampers

Students from Newcastle University’s Geography school teamed up with VODA to create isolation activity packs for children in North Tyneside who have been shielding at home and unable to return…

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Age UK North Tyneside: befriending during Covid case study

Gerry Robinson 81, retired Aircraft Engineer, is an experienced Volunteer Befriender with Age UK North Tyneside. Supporting befriendees in our community since 2015, Gerry usually visits befriendees in their home…

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Community Christmas Spirit Comes to North Tyneside

In 2019 new charity, Live Well with Cancer wanted to give a token gift to cancer patients, in local hospitals, to let people know they were thinking of them. The…

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Moving on Tyne & Wear case study: David’s story

David is a participant on the Moving on Tyne and Wear (MOTW) programme, who is supported with interaction, confidence and searching for a volunteering opportunity.  He left school quite early…

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Linskill surpasses its Active Summer Challenge

In July as the country started to ease out of lockdown the Community Development team at the Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust launched the Active Summer Challenge, to…

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How a small idea made a big difference to North Tyneside residents

How do you safely get cash from vulnerable residents to volunteers during a pandemic lockdown? This was the issue faced by the COVID-19 Support Hub during the early days of…

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Cedarwood Trust – supporting the local community during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we live and work dramatically over a very short period of time. Many organisations are understandably struggling to adapt to these new challenges, however…

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