Keep up to date with all the latest news for the North Tyneside VCS regarding the Coronavirus.

The Spirit of North Tyneside

In unprecedented times, the North Tyneside community has been a shining light and we want to help recognise everyone’s contribution. Since March, residents, businesses and the community and voluntary sector…

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Volunteering Opportunities in North Tyneside: 15 October 2020

Here is a roundup of the current volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside, which includes a mix of both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 roles, as well as both home based…

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North Tyneside – Local COVID alert level: high 14.10.20

From Wednesday 14 October all areas in England are in a Local COVID Alert Level. Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what…

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Could you be a Community Health Champion?

VODA is harnessing the power of North Tyneside residents as Community Health Champions to play a vital role in sharing up to date, trusted health messages with people they know…

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Navigating Life in North Tyneside During COVID-19 magazine

As government guidelines on shielding and measures to control the spread of coronavirus continue to change, we are all finding ourselves having to alter the way we live our lives.…

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North Tyneside Council COVID-19 VCS Emergency Assistance Grant

Opportunity for North Tyneside Community and Voluntary Sector organisations to bid for money from the Emergency Assistance Fund to support vulnerable residents who are in need of food or other…

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New £1 million poverty intervention fund for North Tyneside.

Children, older people, and low-income families are set to benefit from a new £1 million poverty intervention fund for North Tyneside. The fund is part of North Tyneside Council’s budget…

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Update on community services at Meadow Well Connected

Meadow Well Connected is reopen and offering the community a Covid secure space. They are running I.T sessions and help with looking for work Monday to Wednesday -9am until 2pm,…

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Friendship phoneline launched by Age UK North Tyneside

Over 100 older people have been kept from loneliness since the start of the Covid-19 crisis thanks to a new telephone befriending service from Age UK North Tyneside. The charity…

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North Tyneside Council closes care homes to non-essential visitors

Over the last two weeks North Tyneside has seen 79 new cases of COVID-19, predominately in the 18 to 35 year age group. However with community transmission, this is likely…

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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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North Tyneside volunteer opportunities round-up 3 September 2020

Here is a roundup of the current volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside, which includes a mix of both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 roles, as well as both home based…

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North Tyneside Business & VCS Recovery Programme

North Tyneside Council has launched the Business Recovery Programme which offers quick-access to free and practical hands-on support for North Tyneside businesses and voluntary and community organisation to aid their…

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Useful services in North Tyneside

To help support the residents of North Tyneside as we start coming out of lockdown, we have put together a leaflet of useful services available in North Tyneside. The leaflet,…

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Find out more about our new volunteer buddy scheme

VODA recently launched a new Good Neighbours volunteer buddy scheme aimed to help support residents who have been shielding take their first steps back out into the world. We’ve put…

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Volunteering opportunities in North Tyneside 20 August 2020

Here is a roundup of the current volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside, which includes a mix of both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 roles, as well as both home based…

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Social Action in North Tyneside: making face coverings for the community

VODA’s SAINT (Social Action in North Tyneside) created a new project to make face coverings for our Good Neighbours beneficiaries and GP surgeries, which has so far seen almost 300…

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NAVCA’s #HeartOfOurCommunity campaign

Local infrastructure organisations provide valuable support to their communities every day. But during the COVID-19 pandemic their support has been vital. The NAVCA #HeartOfOurCommunity campaign is a celebration and a…

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North of Tyne to fund post-COVID community centres in pilot scheme

The North of Tyne Cabinet has agreed a pilot scheme to fund multi-use community hubs for the future as the region looks beyond the immediate Coronavirus pandemic. A new £1.5…

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Young carers and young adult carers: providing care during coronavirus

The UK Government has produced new guidance and information for people under the age of 25 who cares for a family member who cannot cope without their support during the…

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Share your views of health and care services during the pandemic

As the independent voice for users of health and care services in the borough of North Tyneside, Healthwatch North Tyneside is currently consulting with members of the public about their…

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Volunteering opportunities in North Tyneside 6 August 2020

Here is a roundup of the current volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside, which includes a mix of both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 roles, as well as both home based…

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VODA launches new Good Neighbours buddy scheme

The UK Government paused shielding in England as of 1 August 2020; however, VODA’s Good Neighbours are still around to help with shopping and prescriptions for those who are still…

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North Tyneside volunteering roundup 23 July

Here is a roundup of the current volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside, which includes a mix of both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 roles, as well as both home based…

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Cancer survivor hits fundraising target by hand making rainbows

Dawn Jamieson, a 56 year old local businesswoman, from North Tyneside has raised over £1,300 during quarantine for local cancer charity Live Well With Cancer. Dawn crocheted over 150 rainbows…

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Managing youth sector activities and spaces during COVID-19

The National Youth Agency (NYA) as the Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body for youth work in England has, in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive, developed…

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New guidance to support the return to fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising have published two pieces of guidance to support charitable organisations to return to fundraising activities in line with social distancing requirements, as…

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How digital has helped charities cope with COVID-19

Published on  June 18, 2020 on www.thecatalyst.org.uk By Zoe Amar Early findings from the Charity Digital Skills Report, showing how COVID-19 has affected the sector, and how charities have responded. If…

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Food parcels transferred to the Bay Foodbank

For the last few months, staff from VODA and North Tyneside Council have been working together to make up the free food parcels for North Tyneside residents. However, as of…

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Volunteering opportunities update: 7 July 2020

As lockdown is gradually being lifted, more organisations are looking to their volunteering needs and the number of roles is gradually increasing. Here is a roundup of the current volunteering…

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PPE and managing COVID-19 risk

VODA worked with North Tyneside Council to host a free workshop on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help manage COVID-19 risk in the workplace. The workshop was…

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New COVID-19 carers’ factsheets from North Tyneside Carers’ Centre

The North Tyneside Carers’ Centre has created two new factsheets to help organisations identify whether the people they may be in contact with are carers for other. The factsheets are…

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Supporting your child’s mental health as they return to school during COVID-19

UNICEF has published advice on how parents can help their children navigate their feelings during school reopenings. The coronavirus outbreak has caused major disruptions to daily life and children are…

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Looking after your mental health as we come out of lockdown

For many of us, the gradual easing of lockdown brings longed-for opportunities (even if at a social distance) – to see friends, play sports, resume contact with family in ‘real…

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Reporting serious incidents to the Charity Commission during the coronavirus pandemic

The Charity Commission has published guidance for trustees on what matters may need to be reported as a serious incident during the coronavirus pandemic The guidance provides a list of…

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Volunteering opportunities update: 4 June 2020

Understandably, the range of volunteering opportunities has been massively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, with most on hold until we can return to some sort of normality. However, there are…

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VCS Recovery in NorthTyneside

We believe that the voluntary sector should be front and centre of North Tyneside’s COVID-19 recovery plans. Despite a number of charities and community groups having to temporarily close their…

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A Little Box of Hope for North Tyneside

NT Life Boxes of Hope from Robin on Vimeo. Participants of VODA’s NT LIFE Recovery College in North Tyneside received a special surprise at their door recently with the delivery…

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Volunteering opportunities update: 18 May 2020

As we head towards the two month mark in this lockdown, we are in awe of the work carried out across North Tyneside by the army of volunteers that have…

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Good Neighbours COVID-19 update 7 May 2020

North Tyneside Council has put together a video showing how VODA has mobilised an army of volunteers to support the council during the crisis. VODA has been working with the…

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