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Ashington Life Centre is open to the public between 11am & 2pm Mon-Fri during the new restrictions, this is to allow time for thorough cleaning and sanitising every day. Please be aware that space is limited and customers are restricted to one household per table in our Community Cafe - there may not always be a free table due to the restrictions and social distancing measures required.  We are working hard to keep everyone safe and request that customers adhere to Government requirements when visiting the Centre - this means wearing a face covering at all times except when sitting at a table to eat/drink.

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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Our Food bank & Community shop remains open, Job Club & Benefit/Welfare advice is by appointment only - please contact us for appointments.  We remain committed to supporting street sleepers and sofa surfers.  Teen Bar is open with full social distancing and hygiene measures - see our Teen Bar page for details.


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