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

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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Young people and post pandemic employment survey

The Blagrave Trust is working on a collaborative research project with ClearView Research to listen to young people (aged 16-25) about post-pandemic employment. They want to better understand how Covid-19…

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National Lottery Funding Streams (COVID-19 Response)

Coronavirus Community Support Fund This  funding stream makes available £200m of the Governments’ previously announced £750M COVID-19 response funding, is aimed primarily at small to medium organisations and will cover…

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Upcoming funding deadlines 31 July 2020

Here is a round-up of the upcoming funding deadlines for the next few months. These include COVID specific and non COVID funding streams. There are also a number of funds…

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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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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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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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Skills for People’s keeping people connected service North Tyneside

Many people with learning disability and /or autism will become increasingly vulnerable during the current Covid-19 crisis. If you come across vulnerable people, then please refer them to the new…

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Government’s action plan to support the adult social care sector

The Government has published an action plan that sets out how it will support the adult social care sector in England throughout the coronavirus outbreak, so that everyone who relies…

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Website advice and guidance from Jackdaw

Jackdaw Web Design has been working with a local charity to develop a chat function for their WordPress website so that they can support people who can no longer attend…

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VODA is here to support the VCS during COVID-19

The COVID 19 pandemic has affected everyone, right across the sectors with many VCSE organisations facing major changes, challenges and uncertainty. However, we want to assure you that despite all…

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New Diabetes UK Befriending Circle & Facebook group

Over the past few weeks the Diabetes UK volunteer team has been working hard to extend their Cumbria Befriending Circle for people with diabetes into the North East. The befriending…

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