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Newcastle CVS has been involved in The Women’s 100 commemorations on suffrage for some women. As well as the many events that have taken place since 5 February, there are now additional ones planned around International Women’s Day on 8 March 2018. We have updated our list to include these and we would ask you to circulate it around your networks. The theme for this year is #PressforProgress

Newcastle CVS is looking for a new Marketing and Communications officer. 

We are looking for a talented and confident self-starter with excellent communication skills and a commitment to equality, diversity and social justice. You might have a solid track record in marketing and communications or be at the beginning of your career. Ideally you will have experience of using Adobe design software. It is likely that you are educated to degree level but we want to know about your creativity, energy and your commitment to achieving the best.

If you think you've have the skills and experience we're looking for download our job description and application form

See also our Equality and Diversity policy and Ex-offenders policy

Deadline for applications is 5pm, 28 February 2018

Welcome to On the Hoof January 2018

Wellbeing, health and social care news for people working in and with the voluntary sector in Newcastle and Gateshead.

On the Hoof January news includes: Conversation not Confrontation launch; Newcastle & Gateshead Wellbeing and Health Open Forum; Newcastle Gateshead Involvement Forum; Scrutinising the development of the STP; Healthwatch Gateshead report on Caring for Carers; Rainbow Home new website; Market Engagement Event for Providers of Older Person’s Services in Gateshead; VAWG Strategic Group; Living Loud: inspiring happier healthier lives; Independent Review of the Mental Health Act and new safeguarding training offers.

Newcastle and Gateshead Wellbeing and Health Open Forum

13 February, 12 noon to 4.15pm

at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle

Join in with

  • Lunch and Newcastle and Gateshead Marketplace
  • Conversation not Confrontation launch and pledge
  • Wellbeing and Health Open Forum or
  • Hate Crime Awareness Workshop

Conversation not Confrontation: We are creating an easy-to-use and uncluttered website with information and advice about tackling prejudice and discrimination in the community settings we work. Aimed at front-line staff, who are busy with anything from serving lunch, running a youth group, or helping someone with using a computer, Conversation not Confrontation will help tackle prejudice whenever we hear it.

We’d like to invite all kinds of organisations from across Newcastle, Gateshead and the wider region to showcase your work around community cohesion and building resilient communities, to participate in the Conversation not Confrontation campaign.

Make a pledge to support Conversation not Confrontation.

The Discovery Museum is accessible. BSL interpreters are booked for the Conversation not Confrontation launch and the Wellbeing and Health Open Forum. Please let us know if you have any other requirements which would enable you to attend and enjoy this event. Call Jaz Nagra on 0191 235 7011.

To book your place, choose your choices from: lunch and marketplace; Conversation not Confrontation launch; and either Wellbeing and Health Open Forum, or Hate Crime Awareness Workshop. You need to scroll down to view all four options. Visit

Newcastle CVS has responsed to Gateshead Council’s budget proposals for 2018/19. The council is now into the second year of its medium term financial plan and has to find savings of £20.6m in 2018/19 and a further £21.2m in 2019/20. Consultation on the budget proposals close on 12 January. 

The budget response from Newcastle CVS is informed by a consultation meeting organised last November with Gateshead voluntary and community organisations and senior council officers and directors. It acknowledges the financial pressures which the council is placed under by central government cuts and also welfare reform and other policy changes. The reponse highlights the impact on Gateshead communities of cutting public services but also the destablising effect on voluntary organisations of cutting grants or contracts. For example proposals include reducing the value of the Gateshead Fund to £300,000 but with £66,000 then ringfenced for ward funding and £12,000 for sport grants to individuals. Other specific proposals on changes to council services seem clearly to have impact on voluntary sector staff and organisations though the scale of these impacts are not always made clear in the budget papers or Equality Impact Assessments.

Newcastle CVSs response also highlights the need for the council to work with the voluntary and community sector in Gateshead on providing new services and opportunities and realising the council's new strategic vision of making Gateshead a place where everyone thrives. 

Download Newcastle CVS's budget response here

To all Gateshead and Newcastle-based voluntary and community organisations and CICs:

Dear Colleague,

I know you are frequently asked to fill in surveys, but this is an independent local study, and we can look to see if there are any trends, based on our previous work. Is your income going up or down, what about demand for your services, do you have reserves, what are the big issues for you?

We are launching this survey and we need you to help us present the picture of what life is really like in the voluntary and community sector locally. We know the information is used by decision-makers so we need as many of you as possible to take the survey. I will be presenting the findings from this study to Gateshead Council and Newcastle Council, so it’s important for you to have your say. It should take no longer than fifteen minutes and it gives you a chance to present your views. 

Please fill in the survey and respond by 5pm FRIDAY 2 February 2018.

Please help us to Take the Temperature locally by going to

Thank you,

Sally Young 
Chief Executive
Newcastle CVS

Welcome to On the Hoof December 2017

With festive hoof beats and sleigh bells in the snow

Wellbeing, health and social care news for people working in and with the voluntary sector in Newcastle and Gateshead.

On the Hoof December includes:

Newcastle & Gateshead Wellbeing and Health Open Forum: Join in with Conversation not Confrontation, and Hate Crime Training; Safeguarding and social media information sheet; A Life Worth Living: Suicide Prevention training; Inequalities – it never rains but it pours; Children & Young People Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Resilience Group; Adult Social Care Information and Advice Network Event; Newcastle Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018 to 2021; NICE quality standard on Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups: promoting health and preventing premature mortality; Child consent; Safeguarding a key governance priority for all charities; Free safegurding training


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

  • Asylum Matters
  • CGL - Gateshead
  • Crossings Community Group
  • First Light - Gateshead Veterans Support Group
  • Friends of Felling Park and Town Centre
  • Happy Cuppa
  • Newcastle West Rotary Club
  • Shoe Tree Arts
  • Slow Shopping
  • The Josephine and Jack Project
  • West End RFC
  • Winlaton Vulcans Rugby Football Club

Wellbeing, health and social care news for people working in and with the voluntary sector in Newcastle and Gateshead.

On the Hoof November includes:

  • BAME Health & Wellbeing Development Support at Newcastle CVS
  • Right care, time and place: CCG Urgent care reform in Newcastle
  • Children & Young People Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Local Transformation Plan
  • DIY Advocate, Advocacy Centre’s North new app
  • DBS checks information sheet update
  • Gateshead Safeguarding Training offer
  • Newcastle Council budget 2018 to 2019 consultation event
  • NHS 111 BSL Service
  • Victim and Survivor Voices from the Truth Project

Welcome to On the Hoof October 2017

Wellbeing, health and social care news for people working in and with the voluntary sector in Newcastle and Gateshead.

On the Hoof October includes: Children and young people mental health, emotional wellbeing and resilience group; Moneywise credit union bank accounts; Hate crime awareness workshop; Make Every Contact Count grants; Safeguarding adults board self-assessment; and an ask, Do your workers and volunteers know about child protection procedures?

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Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AF

Tel:      0191 232 7445

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