Could you be our first Independent Chair?

To lead us to progress the opportunities we are developing and to meet the challenges facing us over the next few years, the Blue Stone Consortium Board is looking for its first ever Independent Chair who can bring their proven leadership

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Fancy a bit of policy change?

Report from the North East Social Leader’s Network meeting on 1st February 2018, by our Business and Performance Development Manager, Neil Shashoua Why is this important? Here at the Consortium, we want change for the better. Our focus is change

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Using social media to promote human rights

Report of the Blue Stone Rights Project training on social media for campaigning; by our Business Development and Performance Manager, Neil Shashoua  Takeaway: Blue Stone Rights Project partners got together with the people who run Newcastle Social Media Surgeries to learn how

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Meet our new trustees

The Consortium’s governance  has been strengthened by the Board’s appointment of two new trustees; Professor Chris Drinkwater and Dr Jan Myers.  Both combine a strong track record in developing initiatives with the not for profit sector around health & wellbeing

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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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