Real Deal Plus win Newcastle Building Society’s Cornerstone Award at Linden Hall
Real Deal Plus were honoured to be awarded the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation’s ‘Best
Community Project’ award at the recent Newcastle Building Society awards evening.
The awards recognise community groups, volunteers and individuals who go the extra
mile helping others.
alteration. The building is now fully operational and provides vital help and support
to some of the most vulnerable people in the surrounding area.
We have huge numbers of people using our services every week and these numbers continue
to increase week on week as more people become affected by the current economic climate.
Our facilities and services are being used by people of all ages from school children
to pensioners. We are providing food and hot drinks to some of the community’s most
vulnerable people, especially those suffering from financial and fuel poverty. We
provide alcohol, drug and relationship counselling and supply furniture, clothing
and food parcels to those desperately in need as well as packs of essential items
for those who are homeless.
Our facility allows local members of the community a warm place of care and refuge,
a listening ear, companionship and direct practical help. The Real Deal team have
also visited several schools during the past year, speaking to hundreds of school
children and warning of the dangers of alcohol, drugs and gang culture. We currently
receive referrals from Ex-Offenders organisations such as ‘Reflex’ and Prison Fellowship
to help and resettle ex prisoners. We hope to be able to offer training and job
opportunities as well as qualifications linked to our market gardening & furniture
restoration projects which are now well underway. Our Job Club provides help with
Job Search, CV writing and interview preparation.
We are currently recruiting volunteers to work in our Community Kitchen, Community
Shop and Furniture Scheme.
More details and application forms are on our Vacancies page
iting volunteers to work in our Community Kitchen.
The vacancy is to cover Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am - 4pm and duties will
include making hot breakfast sandwiches e.g bacon, egg, sausage etc as well as a
variety of toasties all to be available during the day till 3pm.
You will be required to have experience of catering, working to Environmental Health
standards and hold a current Food Hygiene Certificate.
Station House, Ashington - the old Police Station and Court House - has been purchased
in partnership with Green Pastures (www.greenpastures.net) and is now the headquarters
of the Real Deal Plus Charity. The centre has been re-named ‘Ashington Life Centre’
and has been undergoing significant refurbishment and