SPACE2 is a youth project in the centre of Newcastle aimed at supporting 13-18 year olds with tailored advice and guidance, through a safe and relaxed environment.
There are a wide variety of personal development activities on offer as well, including the chance to join Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, sporting events, girls group, workshops and creative art opportunities. Under 16’s can apply for work placements, and over 16’s are offered volunteering and mentoring positions.
Not only does Space2 offer a wide range of guidance and opportunities, but it is aimed at giving young people a safe space in the city. With a chill out area, games consoles, dance and music studios, IT suite and free Wi-Fi, as well as a café and shop to buy food and drink, Space2 is the best place in Newcastle city for any young people!
Chain Reaction is a new service commissioned by Newcastle City Council that supports older people (55+) to live independently in the community.
By promoting the use of community-based resources and facilities, Chain Reaction helps people to lead happier, healthier lives. It supports and sustains friendships in order to combat social isolation and to increase a sense of good emotional health and wellbeing.
Chain Reaction is a new approach that offers a real alternative to building-based day services; the service is flexible and personalised and works with older people to support them in deciding what they would like to achieve and how to make this happen. The service offers a variety of support, from sorting out financial worries to organising outings.
Volunteer Centre Newcastle is a project run by Volunteering Matters, leading UK volunteering in policy & practice. The Volunteer Centre is a member of NCVO.
NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering. We connect, represent and support voluntary organisations. VCNewcastle holds their Quality Standard for Volunteer Centres.
We promote volunteering in Newcastle and work closely with the City Council and Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service to develop volunteer management and infrastructure support.
We encourage and develop good practice in volunteer involvement, so that volunteering is open to everyone and is positive and beneficial for all involved.