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

Instagram live: young people and the Covid vaccine

Suzi McKenzie is the Young Mayor of North Tyneside and she will be hosting an Instagram Live event on Thursday 30 September, 5:30pm to help answer queries from young people…

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North Tyneside volunteering update

A number of North Tyneside organisations are currently recruiting for volunteers and trustees. Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to a local cause and it is a…

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Reflections on the final GP-led vaccine clinics

The beginning of July saw the end of the North Tyneside GP-led Covid vaccination sites. The three sites at The Parks, The Langdale Centre and the Oxford Centre were established…

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New TyneHealth Long Covid resource hub

What is Long Covid In October 2020 the following definition of Post COVID-19 Syndrome was made: “Signs and symptoms that develop during or following an infection consistent with COVID-19, continue…

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Making Every Contact Count: Conversations about Covid-19 Vaccination

North Tyneside Council is hosting 30-minute webinars via Microsoft Teams For Frontline staff / volunteers ‘Making Every Contact Count: Conversations about Covid-19 Vaccination’. By the end of the session, participants…

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Voices from Behind the Door by Alex Woolley

Local writer and director Alexandra Wolley produced this powerful spoken word piece to reflect on people’s experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Albert Hunt Trust

The trust supports local charities working in the following areas: hospice care support for the homeless health and well-being (aimed at organisations with an income less than £250k). Grants may…

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Volunteers’ Week: A message of thanks from Paul Hanson, North Tyneside Council

As part of our Volunteers’ Week celebrations, Paul Hanson – Chief Executive of North Tyneside Council – shared his message of thanks to the volunteers who have supported the North…

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Surge testing and vaccination drive to launch in North Tyneside

First published by North Tyneside Council on 20 May 2021                   Surge testing and additional vaccinations are launching in North Tyneside, following…

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Whitley Bay Islamic Cultural Centre launches test site with council’s support

First published by North Tyneside Council on 11 May 2021 A new COVID-19 test site has been set up at the Whitley Bay Islamic Cultural Centre to encourage regular testing for…

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New vaccination support buddy scheme for North Tyneside

VODA has teamed up with local GP Surgeries and North Tyneside Council to offer support to people struggling to take up their vaccine in North Tyneside. There are a number…

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Could you be an Age UK befriender?

Befriending volunteers offer supportive, reliable relationships to people who would otherwise be socially isolated. Age UK is looking to recruit befrienders who will support an older person by visiting them…

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VODA’s Oximetry @ Home service March 2021 bulletin

Read the latest bulletin with an update on VODA’s Oximetry @ Home service. You can download a PDF of this bulletin here.    

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Prime Minister sets out roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions

UK Government Press Release 22 February 2021 PM Boris Johnson has announced the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England. Government publishes four-step roadmap to ease restrictions across…

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One day vaccination hub at Heaton Mosque

Habib Jiwa, a pharmacist working for TyneHealth in North Tyneside, set up a onetime vaccination clinic at Heaton Mosque to encourage vaccination uptake within his local Muslim community. Habib commented: “Uptake for vaccination…

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North Shields Covid-19 vaccination centre walkthrough

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now and many people who have spent the majority of the last year staying home, or close to home, are…

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Digital Boost – free support to boost your digital skills

Digital Boost, a non-profit online platform that brings together those who work in small businesses and charities with a community of digital expert volunteers, is offering to help charities and…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud Warning

Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing-looking text messages letting…

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VCS Workforce Rapid COVID-19 Testing

North Tyneside council has opened a new COVID-19 rapid testing service. The aim of rapid community testing is to test people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms to identify those…

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BAMEStream Bereavement Support Service

BAMEStream is an alliance of practitioners, therapists, policy specialists, organisations, activists and academia who specialise in the areas of mental health and wellbeing and who’s core purpose during this COVID-19 pandemic…

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Navigating Self-Isolation in North Tyneside

If you are asked to self-isolate, it is important that you follow the advice which is there to help keep you, your loved ones, and your community safe. We know…

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Living Well North Tyneside booklet

Living Well North Tyneside is a useful booklet providing information and advice on local health and wellbeing services. The booklet provides information on how to maintain a healthy mind and…

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‘Stay at home’ order for millions in UK

The Prime Minister has announced a national lockdown from 5 January 2021 and instructed people to stay at home to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives. PM…

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Families to receive extra support with food and essentials in North Tyneside

Struggling households are set to receive extra financial support through North Tyneside Council this winter. The council has received funding from the national Covid Winter Grant Fund to help some…

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New research reveals impact of Covid on North East lives as Christmas approaches

New research commissioned by the seven North East councils reveals how people across the region feel about Covid-19 and local restrictions – with over half admitting that while they want…

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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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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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Could you be a North Tyneside Digital Champion?

We’re recruiting Digital Champions to work with people who need support to get online by teaching them how to use their digital device, which can help to reduce isolation and…

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North Tyneside to move into Tier 3 – 2 December 2020

After an incredibly challenging period of national lockdown, our region now finds itself in the ‘very high’ Tier 3. These restrictions are designed to protect the most vulnerable among us,…

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VODA AGM and Annual Report 2019 to 2020

As is the story of most events in 2020, we had to take VODA’s AGM online. Although we were unable to get together for our usual gathering of friends and…

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VODA shortlisted for North East Charity of the Year

We are delighted to announce that VODA has been shortlisted for North East Charity of the Year at the North East Charity Awards 2020. The Awards are designed to recognise…

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VCS services update during national restrictions 5 Nov to 2 Dec

Many charities are working hard to continue to deliver services during the new national restrictions from 5 November to 2 December 2020. A number of face to face activities are…

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Animal Assisted Therapy Service available for partnership working

Ever wondered how a Therapy Animal might support your work? Northern Animal Assisted Therapies & Activities (NAATA) is pleased to introduce their team, which includes Heidi, the Therapy Dog and…

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New National Restrictions from 5 November 2020

COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. We must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most…

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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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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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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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