Creating a springboard for a locally led recovery and re-imagination of the North of Tyne
The Vinnies project is located is the St Vincent's Support Centre Newcastle. Our team of staff and volunteers provide help and advice to anyone seeking support. Our services runs Monday to Thursday providing much needed FREE hot meals, clothing, toiltries and food parcels to anyone in need. Due to the Covid pandemic we have had to re think the way that we run our service. Funds to support our project oftern come from our Centres room hire unfortunaly we have been unable to hire out our space due to the pandemic so our funds are very limited. We provide support to around 250 people per week with hot meals and essential clothing and food items. Our Centre is still currently closed to the public however we are still offering a takeaway hot meal service from our main entrence, so that people who most need it the most get to enjoy a hot meal. We are also on hand to offer any advice, support and a listerning ear. Vinnies is always in need of food, clothing and toiletry donations.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Vinnies will provide much needed support to people who are homeless in Newcastle. We will provide a support to people and families in and around our community. Help to make a difference to families who are living in poverty within Newcastle. The food we cook with is all from donated food so we are helping to make a difference to prevent food waste. Work with local and national organisations to help to offer more help and signposting to the people and families that they feel need the support. We bring a local food bank for the community in and around our centre. Being there to have a friendly chat and offer a listerning ear helps us to be there to provide support, encourgement or seek help for anyone that may need it.
Steps to get it done:
Vinnies isnt just about offering free meals and essential items its about bring people togther and during this crisis in a safe way. Some of the people who use our serives live alone and dont see many people even more so during lockdown. We want to be able to be there so people who may be struggling with loneliness or mental health issues can talk to us and we can be there to offer advice, support ot seek the help that they maybe needing.
About the space
Newcastle City Council
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