Lisa Goodwin, Chief Executive What does the Chancellor’s 'Plan for Jobs' mean for us?

The ‘Plan for Jobs’ financial support announced yesterday by Chancellor Rishi Sunak was very welcome indeed and had some positive points for the voluntary and community sector.

Four years ago, I signed up to the Bike to Work scheme. My company was promoting this scheme as it worked through achieving the Better Health at Work Award. To say it changed my life may be a slight exaggeration, but it certainly contributed to some significant mind shifts and goals achieved. I was able to live within my values, overcome some fears and set myself personal fitness challenges.
I recently took on the new role of Manager of Connected Voice Advocacy Service and we are now recruiting new advocates. Read on for more information on a fantastic opportunity to join an award winning service.
The ‘Plan for Jobs’ financial support announced yesterday by Chancellor Rishi Sunak was very welcome indeed and had some positive points for the voluntary and community sector.



The torturous journey to asylum

26 June is the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

Reflections on the Black Lives Matter campaign

We have been watching the Black Lives Matter campaign and the response from charities closely over the past few weeks. Protests across the world have brought issues of institutional racism and structural inequalities to the front of people’s minds.

Safely coming out of lockdown

For 10 years, www.OurGateshead.org has connected Gateshead residents to activities, services and information.

Top Ten Tips for Working from Home

As we learn more about coronavirus and the possible steps we may need to take to control the spread, it appears that more of us may need to work from home in the near future.

Ninety Years of Action

Tyneside Council of Social Service – Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service – Connected Voice

As we approach the end of our 90th anniversary year, we have summarised 90 years of action in just eleven key points.

Elections are for Everyone - Registering to Vote

A General Election has been announced and will happen on 12 December 2019. The deadline to register to vote and to register to vote by post is midnight 26 November 2019.