This week's story time book is 'Shark in the Park' by Nick Sharratt, read by Kathryn.
Newcastle United Foundation delivers Team in partnership with The Prince’s Trust.
If you join Team, you’re in for a treat!
If you’re aged 16-25 and want to develop through a programme that won’t affect your benefits, then this is for you!
Working with up to 14 other young people over 12 weeks, you’ll kick-start with a residential trip to get to know everyone a bit better.
Later down the line, you’ll also make a difference in your community by taking on your own project. From regenerating a garden to creating a short film to inspire people to make a change, you’ll do everything from planning, fundraising and rolling up your sleeves to get the job done.
In addition to this, we’ll help you with your CV and interview skills to help you get ahead. Gaining a nationally-recognised qualification along the way, you can put your new talents to the test in a two-week work experience placement.
It sounds like a long time, but it flies by. You won’t believe it’s you sharing your journey at the final presentation. Everything is geared towards giving you the best chance to move into work, education or training.
The Team programme runs at various stages throughout the year so please get in touch to find out when our next start date is!
For more details on how you can get involved please contact Lee Smith
07583070081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We'd like to gather opinions from the community on how best to utilise the rear yard at the back of the Cedarwood Centre. We have quite a large area of space that could be used really well, and we'd like to know the thoughts from the community on what would be best.
Please tick 3 options from the list below that you think would be the best use of space. If you have your own ideas, please do let us know.
This week's story time book is 'The Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle, read by Kathryn.
We're providing kits of self-build bird boxes kindly donated to the Cedarwood Trust and using reclaimed materials to offer community residents the opportunity to build their own bird box. This is a how-to guide on how to assemble your bird box at home.
If you'd like to get involved, please contact us.
This week's story time book is 'While We Can't Hug' by Eoin Mclaughlin, read by Kathryn.
2020 has been a unique year. With the impact of COVID-19, many members of the community have endured hardship financially and mentally.
Through the incredible work from our staff and volunteers, we have supported families in North Tyneside through these unprecedented times. We've provided meals to those who couldn't get out. Help and advice to those who didn't know where to turn, and offered opportunities to get people back on their feed.
As the pandemic lingers on, Christmas is uncertain. The Christmas season should be something to look forward to, especially for children. We'd like to make that a reality.
We want to give each child in North Tyneside a traditional Christmas stocking filled with Christmas love, seasonal fruit, small gifts and treats to bring the joy to households that have been devastated by the pandemic and watched the world change around them.
We need your help to make this happen.
Please consider donating to our cause at cedarwoodtrust.com/donate and help fund our 'Bringing Back the Stocking' campaign for Christmas.
We're running a kids' club at the centre during half-term next week. Sessions will be from 11:00am to 12:30pm and will be offering lunch too. There are 15 spaces available for children aged 4-8 years. Parents need to book a space for their children. Please call the centre on 0191 259 0245 to secure a place.
Games & Crafts
Halloween hunt - clues left around the room/s
Create & eyeball slime - can take home in tubs/ziplock bags
Games & Crafts
Skeleton scavenger - Find all the bones in teams and assemble your skeleton
Create pipe cleaner spiders / draw and cut out spiders to pin on the web
Splat & Wink murder - focus & problem solving
Wizards, gremlins, trolls - team game, active
Heads down, thumbs up (guess who picked you) - focus, concentration
4 corners - run to themed corners (one group is out each turn) - team game/active
4 corners - groups rotate and completing pictures in each corner - team game/creative
Shuffle monster - team game, communication, active
“What are you doing?” mime game - creative, focus, active
Racetrack - imagining obstacles, active
Build objects as a team using only their bodies - team game, active, creative
Evolution game (witch/skeleton/ghost) - problem-solving, active
Favourite activities from day before
Pass the hot pumpkin (hot potato)
4 corners - run to Halloween themed corners
Goo relay race (outdoor game with washing up liquid & water)
Mummy races (toilet roll round legs)
We would like to get your thoughts on the proposal of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) in the United Kingdom, that would be available to all, without means testing or qualifying factors.
What is Universal Basic Income?
Put simply, UBI is an income that would be paid to every citizen for life that would allow them to live without 'having' to work or worry about paying bills. Unlike state benefits that are means tested, and do not provide a comfortable means to live, UBI would allow people to live without worrying about basic bills and the 'need' to work.
Everyone would receive UBI, and their employment would add to their existing income meaning those who choose to work will earn more if they want to.
How Would This Be Advantageous?
This would have a positive effect for those with factors affecting their ability to work, such as disability, lack of skills, single parents etc by removing the 'need' to find a job and being held back or at a disadvantage if they can not.
In the current climate of advancing technology and AI playing a bigger role in society and the workplace, many existing job roles are under threat from the gradual shift of societal improvement in technology and the benefits it brings.
Many citizens would have more free time if they could rely-on or supplement their income with UBI. Charities and community organizations could potentially benefit from those within the community being able to commit their time to causes they care about without worrying about their income being affected.
Parents could work part-time and spend more time with their children and family to enrich their development.
Local businesses could potentially benefit from a greater footfall of citizens throughout the week, being able to visit and spend money when normally at work and not having disposable income to spend.
How Would It Be Funded?
Ultimately through taxes, and bigger taxes on companies operating within the UK. But if companies are taxed more, and employees are receiving UBI, they could pay lower wages.
What Are YOUR Thoughts?
Please let us know your thoughts on the proposal for UBI by using the form below and we will pass this onto the relevant parties for discussion.
The Nurturing Academy trainees have cooked up 1,055 community meals in just ONE MONTH!
As part of their training, they have been hard at work in the kitchen creating delicious and nutritious meals for Chirton and Riverside and Whitley Bay residents.
A big THANK YOU to Whitley Bay Big Local who are funding some of the meals and to their volunteers who are kindly delivering them throughout Whitley Bay.
These have also been possible thanks to food donations from FareShare as well as other donations received by The Giving Evolution at the Cedarwood Trust; including the recent 'Tin on a wall campaign' whereby already 20 kg of food, with FareShare donations too, was able to create 100 meals!
Incredible work, and we look forward to seeing how many more meals the brilliant Nurturing Academy can create in the coming months thanks to the trainees, chefs, volunteers and donors.