Building Collaborative Places: How to make system change real

Report from the North East Social Leader’s Network  meeting on 5th April 2017, by our Business Development Manager, Neil Shashoua with thanks for the photos to Carol Botten of VONNE (via Twitter). The event The Network hosted Dr Henry Kippin,

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The future of the Newcastle Fund

From our Business Development Manager, Neil Shashoua, 31/03/2017 Six voluntary and community organisations (including two Consortium members, Search and Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service, with apologies from Success4All and two who’d let me know their views beforehand) gathered yesterday at

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What happened when Mandy met Michael

24/02/2017 Neil Shashoua, our Business Development Manager, reports back from the project’s first action planning meeting with a partner of the Consortium’s Blue Stone Rights Project The Consortium is all about bringing people together to do something good and this week

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How does Newcastle City Council commission and procure?

Neil Shashoua, our Business Development Manager, goes to a meeting so you don’t have to. With so many Consortium members having public service contracts as a significant proportion of their income stream and service delivery, I was pleased to take

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Coming together to celebrate our achievements and look to the future

  Our Annual General Meeting, Wednesday 16th November 2016 at Gateshead Advice Centre Takeaway: The Consortium achieved much last year: creating one consortium from two; building our infrastructure; continuing to deliver the Fulfilling Lives initiative; and winning funding from the Baring

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Have you met Josephine and Jack?

These life size and anatomically correct cloth people are a unique learning resource for people with learning disabilities and are one of the legacies of Them Wifies, the Newcastle based community arts organisation that closed last year after 36 years

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We’re looking for a bid writer – DEADLINE 26 October, 5pm

We are tendering to contract with a bid writer for up to £10,000 to develop, design and write our stage 2 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund/Arts Council England for their Great Place Scheme, if we get through stage 1. We’ll

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Our new Chair

Recently the Board was pleased to appoint Dave Woolley, Chief Executive of Your Voice Counts, as Chair of the Consortium.   Dave has a lot of experience in designing and delivering projects and in working with people with learning disabilities,

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Silverline Memories – Growing to support people living with Dementia

One of the great aspects of the Consortium is our diversity; our members range in size, geographical coverage, what we do and who we do it with. That’s why I was delighted to catch up with Sandra Hastings the dynamic

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Introducing our members: Sight Service Gateshead and South Tyneside

Sight Service Gateshead and South Tyneside is one of our newest members and I was keen to find out more about them and particularly pleased that Sue Taylor, their Chief Executive, was able to talk to me between meetings. Tell

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