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

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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Your invite to the new Spirit of North Tyneside Community Hub

We are delighted to invite you to an open afternoon at the new Spirit of North Tyneside Community Hub in Wallsend on Monday 27 June. Everyone is welcome to drop…

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New weekly parent peer support sessions

The North Tyneside Best Start project, led by VODA and supported by the 0 – 19 Children’s’ Public Health Service and Public Health, aims to fill this gap by linking…

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Spirit of North Tyneside 2022

Each year in North Tyneside, we witness the amazing and selfless work of our residents, volunteers and the voluntary and community sector to support their communities and our most vulnerable…

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North Tyneside Health Inequalities Fund

From peer support groups for people suffering with arthritis to cycling support for children and families, voluntary sector organisations are beginning an important programme of work to help tackle health…

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Elements training platform – new finance course

We’re excited to launch a brand new e-learning course on the essentials of charity finance. Understanding Your Charity’s Finance covers the financial responsibilities of charities, records, legal requirements and how to…

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North Tyneside Community Mental Health Transformation Asset Mapping

North Tyneside’s Community Mental Health Transformation Strategy Group is developing a bold vision for transforming community mental health care for adults across the borough. As part of this work, the group…

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Living Well North Tyneside – 7 months on! 

The past 7 months has seen the new Living Well North Tyneside platform go from strength to strength, with more providers signing up to add their services, activities and events,…

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New VCSE Hub for North Tyneside

A new innovative community hub is set to open next month in Wallsend, which will see VODA move to a new home, two years after the closure of our offices…

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Living Well North Tyneside magazine

The Living Well North Tyneside partnership has published a third edition of its popular health and wellbeing magazine, packed full of information and advice specifically for people living in North…

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Good Fundraising – new course added to Elements e-learning portal

Following the successful launch of Elements training portal for voluntary and community organisations, which saw more than 160 people enrol on the first Good Governance course, we’re delighted to launch…

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NT LIFE March Prospectus launched

NT LIFE is delighted to launch our new March 2022 prospectus, the first since our move to new premises in January. The new prospectus features a range of courses both…

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North Tyneside Holiday Activity and Food Programme

North Tyneside Council is looking for more providers to deliver activities for children in the school holidays as part of the Holiday Activity and Food Programme! If you’re delivering enriching…

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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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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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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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