Connected Voice Advocacy supports refugees and asylum seekers through our specialist service funded by the FOGO Fund at Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.
Everyturn Mental Health's Community Mental Health Support Service (CMHSS) has funded me to be a Haref Ally. This collaborative work has developed as I have been working in the West End of Newcastle in my role as a Community Development Worker.
As the weather warms and the Easter Holidays are upon us, families might look for ways to spend meaningful time together. Have you thought about appealing to families and friend groups who might (or might not) have considered volunteering as a collective activity?

Celebrating Connected Voice's Bronze Investors in the Environment Accreditation

We at Connected Voice recently became involved with Become Green Together, an initiative created in collaboration between VONNE, genee and SmartCarbon. Beth Reeves, our Green Champion here at Connected Voice, shares our experience of participating in this.

Winning the Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity Award - blog by Jane Kingston, Head of Advocacy

Our Head of Advocacy, Jane Kingston, talks about the experience of winning Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity at the 2023 National Advocacy Awards, and outlines her hopes for the future.

Living Wage Week 2023 - Guest Blog by Citizens Advice Newcastle

This guest blog, written by Gayle Purves from Citizens Advice Newcastle, discusses their journey towards accreditation with the Living Wage Foundation. She also introduces their hopes to make Newcastle an official Living Wage City.

Great North Pharmacy Research Collaborative Regional Conference

Great North Pharmacy Research Collaborative Regional Conference, 14 July 2023 @ Hilton Hotel, Newcastle

Ensuring Volunteer Satisfaction: best practise and shared learning

This blog looks at the recent findings from the NVCO Time Well Spent 2023 survey, with particular focus around volunteer satisfaction.

Volunteering is good for you

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Giving to others can support your mental and physical health. It can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose.