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What’s on in Newcastle and Gateshead

For the last few years Newcastle CVS has published a newsletter on what was happening in Newcastle to celebrate International Women’s Day. This year we have extended it to include Gateshead activities. We put out a call three times for information and we would like to say thank you to those individuals, groups and organisations that have organised events and activities. Please circulate this around your networks and if you are not doing something this year, you might want to consider organising something for IWD 2018!
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Advocacy Centre North is delighted to have just been awarded a contract to deliver statutory Independent Advocacy. This service will provide a combination of instructed and non-instructed advocacy across the Borough of Gateshead for the next two years.

We are therefore seeking Independent Advocates to develop and deliver this service. The role will involve: developing and promoting the service; recruiting & training volunteers; and providing a range of statutory advocacy services in relation to health and social needs under the Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Care Acts and advocate for vulnerable people in the community as appropriate.

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A huge warm welcome to our new members in Newcastle and Gateshead:

  • Children's Food Trust
  • Chopwell Drama Group
  • Edberts House
  • Equal Arts
  • Friends of Elswick Pool
  • Gateshead Carers Association
  • Gateshead Youth Council
  • Groundwork North East and Cumbria
  • Jigsaw Recovery Project CIC
  • Leam Lane Community Centre Assn
  • Marie Curie - Tyne & Wear Helper Service
  • Next Steps
  • Orange Box North East CIC
  • Ravensworth Golf Club Ltd
  • Ryton & District War Memorials Project
  • Specrum Enterprises CIC
  • Tell Us North
  • Thirteen Group
  • Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Newcastle CVS has made a response to Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper.

It is a stark statistic that only 8% of employers report they have recruited a person with a disability or long term health condition over a year; we ask should there be more focus on the role of employers and of access to employment tribunals? Should there be more use of the Equality Act as only 48% of people with a disability are employed, compared to 80% non-disabled people. Whilst the Green Paper makes the case to employers, legislative change has always been required to tackle discrimination.

Wellbeing, health, and social care news

for people working in and with the voluntary sector in Newcastle and Gateshead

This month On the Hoof includes an invitation to a consultation meeting on the green paper, Improving lives: work, health and disability; the Wellbeing and Health Open forum; joint management arrangements for North Tyneside CCG with Newcastle and Gateshead CCG; a call for views about the Accessible Information Standard; updated Safeguarding Adults information sheet; and asks if you have difficulty in getting DBS checks.

Newcastle CVS has made a response to the draft Northumberland, Tyne, Wear and North Durham Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). 

LA7 ESF Community Grants of up to 15K are now available to support unemployed and economically inactive people to help their progression towards further learning and employment.
The next  funding window runs opens from  23 January until 23 February
For an application pack contact Claire Mitchell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Newcastle CVS has made responses to: Newcastle City Council budget 2017/18 proposals written following the VCS budget meeting on 14 December and sent on 29 December; and Gateshead Council budget 2017/18 proposals following the VCS budget meetings on 25 and 29 November and sent on 5 January.

On the Hoof brings wellbeing, health and social care news for people working in and with the voluntary sector in Newcastle and Gateshead.

This December mini issue of On the Hoof includes: Newcastle Gateshead CCG call for your views on the Northumberland, Tyne, Wear and North Durham STP; Wellbeing for Life Board future themes; Gateshead Early Help Strategy; and Safeguarding matters.

An opportunity to take forward and launch an innovative concept amongst the health and social care sector. To promote Advocacy Centre North's new digital advocacy tool which is aimed to help people self-advocate. Leading on selling and marketing the DIY Advocate app, managing and maintaining customer relations. This post is offered on either a part time basis or consultancy opportunity.

Job title - Sales & Digital Marketing Officer
Hours - 2.5 days a week for 6 months or 2 days a week over 26 weeks
Salary - £24, 717 pro rata or £200 a day
Closing date - 9 January 2017
Interview date - 13 January 2017

Please return applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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