This is where you’ll find all of the latest news from VODA.

New Young Person’s Discovery College Launched

The North Tyneside Young Person’s Discovery College is a new project developed by VODA, in partnership with Barnardo’s The Base and funded by the North Tyneside CCG. Built on the…

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NT LIFE proud to be at Meadow Well Connected!

Due to our amazing growth, NT LIFE Recovery College has started 2022 with a move to a new location at Meadow Well Connected. Since we began in September 2019, NT…

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VODA Awarded North of Tyne Good Work Pledge

VODA is delighted to have been awarded the North of Tyne Combined Authority’s Standard Good Work Pledge. The Good Work Pledge scheme allows organisations of every type and size to be…

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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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New social action volunteering opportunity for young people

Exciting opportunity for young people aged 14-25 to get involved in social action volunteering!  North Tyneside VODA and Phoenix Detached youth project have joined forces to develop a new volunteering…

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New North Tyneside Health Inequalities Fund Launches

North Tyneside CCG and North Tyneside Council have created a new fund to support voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations active in North Tyneside to address existing health inequalities in the…

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Volunteer vaccination stewards: one year on!

This week saw the one year anniversary of the first Covid-19 vaccinations delivered in North Tyneside. Volunteer Kevin (famous for his interesting hat collection) was there on the first day…

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Mike Turner: Good Neighbours Volunteer

VODA’s Good Neighbours project coordinates a host of friendly volunteers who are keen to support their local community. During these difficult times, we have worked hard to help as many…

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VODA’s AGM and VCSE Awards Presentation 2021

Our Annual General Meeting and awards presentation took place on Tuesday 23 November at the Linskill Centre in North Shields. This was our first in-person event since the start of…

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VODA VCSE Award Winners 2021

We are delighted to share the stories of our VODA VCSE award winners for 2021, who were presented with their prizes at our recent AGM by Dr Dave Tomson, Clinical…

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New training portal launched for voluntary organisations during Trustees’ Week

Three North East support charities have launched a new e-learning resource for trustees.  Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, Elements Training Portal has been developed by Connected Voice, North…

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National Mental Health and Wellbeing award for NT LIFE’s Ali Donkin

North Tyneside Mental Health and Wellbeing champion Ali Donkin has been awarded joint winner of the Outstanding Contribution to the Mental Health Sector’ award in the national Mental Health and…

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Spirit of North Tyneside Awards

Nominate your unsung local heroes for the Spirit of North Tyneside awards! Nominations are open for the Elected Mayor’s Spirit of North Tyneside Awards 2021. Organised by North Tyneside Council…

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Live Briefs from Newcastle College

Newcastle College’s Digital Arts department is actively looking to partner with local employers and organisations on live briefs. Live briefs provide a great opportunity for students to experience work with…

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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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North East and Cumbria Integrated Care Systems Update

The recently published ‘Integrated Care Systems: Design Framework’ sets out the role of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) partners in helping to tackle health inequalities and improve outcomes in…

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Working With the VCS: Partnership Working event 12 July 2021

34 representatives from North Tyneside gathered online this week to enjoy a whistle-stop tour of some of the great partnership work going on across the borough. Attendees came from the…

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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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North Shields High Street Heritage Action Zone newsletter – Issue 2

An Ambition for North Shields has produced the second issue of their North Shields High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) newsletter, which well worth a read to keep up to…

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VODA teams up with Volunteero!

This blog was first published by Volunteero on 25 May 2021. When we first spoke to VODA, the team responsible for their Good Neighbours Project were working from a spreadsheet…

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