20 May 2022
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee events across Hadrian’s Wall and Newcastle; National Garden Scheme; Dying Matters – report and concerns of Marie Curie; thank you to Volunteers during Volunteering Week.
Your Equipment Newcastle gets you to products. Ideas to help with standing from a chair, sitting to chop or wash up in the kitchen, tap turners, lid and bottle openers are all on this website with a product catalogue too.
Need to talk to someone about difficulties with daily tasks or caring for someone. Community Health and Social Care Direct can give you information on services and signpost you to help and support.
NGI has created WeAreNewcastle, a local pride campaign where selected neighbourhoods in Newcastle have been given their own identity to help tell the story of each area and promote businesses on those high streets.
Initially the campaign will focus on eight neighbourhoods and high streets: Shields Road, Byker; Elswick (West Road and Adelaide Terrace); Gosforth; Heaton (Heaton Road and Chillingham Road); Ouseburn and the Quayside.
A new app has also been developed which will allow businesses to reach new customers and promote deals and discounts. The Geordie Street App will offer opportunities for retailers to serve customers in new ways; and to let a wide audience of shoppers know they are open for business.
NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) is delivering the WeAreNewcastle campaign,on behalf of Newcastle City Council, having received funding from the Government’s Welcome Back Fund, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
This year’s International Women’s Day theme is breaking the bias and it’s about working towards a world free of stereotypes and discrimination that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. Locally, here’s what’s going on:
For runners and walkers alike, join hundreds of participants at the Town Moor and Exhibition Park.
Sign up on Eventbrite #ThisGirlCanNewcastle and #IWD2022
There are still tickets available for Tyne to Stand Up, a gala of the great women comedians in the North East. The show takes place in aid of Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland with all money going to the charity.
They would like to share some of their creative responses with you and welcome you at their Exhibition ‘Fancy Seeing You Here’ in the Bewick Hall, City Library.
Ask Me Ambassadors are invited to a special event with Kim McGuinness, Police and Crime commissioner for Northumbria
There are a number of national virtual events available too
No Smoking Day is an annual health awareness day in the UK which is intended to help smokers who want to quit smoking. The first No Smoking Day was on Ash Wednesday in 1984, and it now takes place on the second Wednesday in March. The purpose of No Smoking Day is to campaign for greater awareness about the health dangers associated with smoking.
The original No Smoking Day charity was merged with the British Heart Foundation in 2011. It is now a mix of voluntary and government sector organisations.
Smoking is linked to a number of serious health conditions that may affect your quality of life, including:
Self-Injury Awareness Day is on the 1st of March every year and is an international event that is recognised across the world. Raising awareness is about educating people who do not self-injure, and reaching out to people who do.
Awareness leads to understanding and empathy, banishing judgment and fear, and reducing the number of people who feel alone and suffer in silence.
Young Minds Textline offers you free, 24/7 text messaging support, wherever you are in the UK. Text YM to 85258 to start chatting to a trained volunteer.
Apps: Calm Harm and DistrACT which provide tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self harm.
InformationNOW has articles on: suicide and self harm
Two thirds of people with ovarian cancer are diagnosed too late when the cancer has already spread. This Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month we want you to know that:
Diagnosed early, ovarian cancer is easier to treat, yet too many people don’t know the symptoms.
Other symptoms include:
Occasionally there can be other symptoms:
Organisations that can offer information and advice:
Good Things Foundation has secured funding from the North of Tyne Combined Authority, through the Government’s UK Community Renewal Fund, to support working age adults resident in North of Tyne, with low or no digital skills, to take their first steps towards digital inclusion.
The project, which runs from now until the end of June 2022, will fund 2000 people across the North of Tyne to overcome their barriers to getting online. As well as providing funding to support skills development, the project will provide 1000 devices and data packages for those residents experiencing digital poverty.
Thanks to the support they receive, beneficiaries will be able to go online to access health, care, and other services, to have a voice in decisions that affect their communities and to connect with others.
A grant of £3000 is available for up to 55 partners across Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside. To apply you will need to be willing to connect with community engagement partners and to train volunteers/staff to act as ‘learning guides’ in support of 30 people in your local community. You will also receive £300 in additional funding to allocate 15 devices & data packages, supplied by Good Things Foundation, to eligible project users. The project runs from March to 30th June 2022.
InformationNOW has a section on:getting online which covers choosing equipment and connecting with others
The Elders Council Small Sparks programme aims to support small-scale community projects that benefit people aged 50 and over in the neighbourhood and reach out to those who are not involved in community groups or projects. You can apply for up to £200 from individuals and community groups.
Closing date: Friday 29 April 2022
Proposals are reviewed by a panel made up of local people and organisations and selected on Friday 6 May 2022 by representatives from each of the ward areas.
For an informal chat or to request an application form and guidance notes contact Clare Levi, phone 0191 2082701 or email email@example.com
Under the stars in Fenham and Hexham this weekend
Homes for the Future
Homes are vital to our health and our economy. But our homes need to meet a growing list of changing demands – from reduced energy usage and withstanding the impact of climate change, to accommodating increased working from home and an ageing society.
The North East Festival of Languages is aimed mainly at children of all ages but there are a few events for adults and the whole family. Including: family quiz for Portuguese speaking families, interactive BSL conversation skills and linguacuisine.
A Northern Stage,Curious Monkey and Newcastle University co-production, Four seasons, four people, from four corners of the world collide. The strange city folds and unfolds around them, a story that opens up like a book to get lost in.
HERE is part of The Arriving Project – Curious Monkey’s ongoing work with people seeking sanctuary in the UK, who have come from all over the world.
Suitable for ages 12+ Book here.
Last updated: March 17, 2022