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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 supply furniture, clothing and food parcels to those desperately in need as well as packs of essential items, tents & sleeping bags, showering & laundry facilities & a day sleeping room for those who are homeless.

Our Community Cafe allows local members of the community a warm place of care and refuge, a listening ear, companionship and direct practical help.  We currently receive referrals from a number of statutory and local services and community organisations including NHS, Crisis teams, mental health support workers, Northumbria Police and local housing offices.  We provide volunteering opportunities to help provide experience and training to help those unemployed back into the workplace  Our Job Club provides 1:1 support for those with low literacy/IT skills with Job Search/application, CV writing and interview preparation.  Our Benefits & Welfare team give support with form filling and benefit information - especially to those with disabilities.

Ashington Life Centre

Ashington Life Centre 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 - especially since the introduction of Universal Credit and other benefit changes. Our facilities and services are being used by people of all ages -

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Ashington Life Centre is open to the public between 11am & 2pm Mon-Fri

Our Community Cafe, Shop, Job Club, Teen Bar, Furniture Scheme and Foodbank are all fully open.  Social Groups and Community Events will restart in the coming weeks subject to restrictions being removed.

Please keep to current government guidelines e.g social distancing/ face coverings.  We are doing all we can to keep you safe and our staff are regularly tested as part of our commitment to supporting the community and helping stop the spread of Coronavirus.  

During 2020 we saw unprecedented demand for emergency food supplies and other support and thanks to the dedication of our staff and the generosity of our funders and members of the public we were able to help members of the local community on thousands of occasions.


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Real Deal Plus Newsletter 2020


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