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

North Tyneside support hub launched for those most at risk

A service has been launched in North Tyneside to help those affected by coronavirus – and has already been helping those most in need. North Tyneside Council has set up…

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VCSE Supporting Response to COVID-19

VODA is working closely with North Tyneside Council and Health Services to provide a coordinated response to the current situation. As part of this we are working with North Tyneside…

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New COVID-19 guidance and support from VODA

In light of the unprecedented growth of online COVID-19 informal support groups, VODA has developed a new Informal Volunteering Guidance sheet for volunteers and a series of videos with useful…

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VODA launches COVID-19 volunteering opportunities

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak we are scaling up our Good Neighbours volunteering project to help address the needs of our local communities across North Tyneside. We are seeking…

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VODA office now closed to visitors

In line with guidelines, from 5pm pm Friday 20 March, VODA offices will be closed to visitors until further notice. The team will still be in the office, or working…

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VODA Funding Fair postponed until further notice

Due to recent developments around the increased infection rate of coronavirus VODA has decided to postpone the Funding Fair we had planned for Wednesday 22 April at the Linskill Centre…

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Responding to Coronavirus

In the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic charities and communities groups across the country are pulling out all the stops to support some of our most vulnerable residents whilst…

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Ending Loneliness in North Tyneside – Things to do in North Shields

As part of our Ending Loneliness in North Tyneside partnership – a four year collaboration between VODA, Age UK, Citizens Advice and The Carer’s Centre – we have created a new…

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Working With the VCS: how can we make North Tyneside an even safer place to live?

The March 2020 Working With the VCS event, hosted by Whitley Bay Big Local, focused on the vital work of voluntary and community organisations in creating safe, cohesive and resilient…

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Working together to End Loneliness in North Tyneside

Loneliness is an issue that is growing in awareness in our society. The Government recently launched a new website – Let’s Talk Loneliness – to bring together organisations, resources and…

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New digital training platform for the VCS

North Tyneside VODA is excited to be working in partnership with Northumberland CVA and Connected Voice (formerly Newcastle CVS) to develop a new digital training platform aimed at trustees, staff…

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Happy to Chat in North Tyneside

We were delighted with the success of the Happy to Chat launch in North Shields at the end of January. We had a range of different people and organisations get…

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Working With the VCS: Population Health in North Tyneside

Following on from our recruitment of a North Shields Wellbeing Coordinator in the summer, VODA has continued to focus on health and wellbeing. This year’s activities culminated in our final…

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New Happy to Chat scheme to launch in North Tyneside

VODA is working in collaboration with Whitley Bay Big Local and members of the SIGN Network, to develop ‘Happy to Chat’ schemes across North Tyneside to help reduce loneliness and…

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VODA’s Keith Hardy North Tyneside Business Forum’s management group

VODA’s Core Services Manager, Keith Hardy, has joined the North Tyneside Business Forum’s management group. Keith said about his new role: “I’m looking forward to making connections between all the avenues…

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Lights, Camera, VCS Action…

VODA is planning to develop a short film showcasing the breadth and variety of important work delivered by the Voluntary and Community Sector in North Tyneside. The film will be…

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Ending Loneliness in North Tyneside – Things to do in Wallsend and Howdon

As part of our Ending Loneliness in North Tyneside partnership – a four year collaboration between VODA, Age UK, Citizens Advice and The Carer’s Centre – we have created a new…

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New Year Volunteer Recruitment Fair

If you want to do something special this New Year, why not help your local community by volunteering?   In order to let people know about the wide range of…

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How being a Good Neighbour can really make a difference

As part of North Tyneside Council’s #WhoCares week, we want to share this lovely Good Neighbours case study with you to show the difference volunteering can make to both the…

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VODA’s AGM and Awards Presentation 2019

Our Annual General Meeting and awards presentation took place on Wednesday 23 October at the Linskill Centre in North Shields. As well as a presentation of VODA’s latest annual report and accounts,…

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