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NEWS! - Major funding from the Big Lottery Community Fund!

We are thrilled to announce our Lottery funded project started on 1st April! In November we were awarded £310,043 to to help develop Ashington Life Centre. The grant was awarded through THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND, the UK’s largest funder of community activity. It will allow us to provide lift access to upper floors for users with mobility issues, combine the existing Community Café areas to allow better access and create a more user friendly space as well as creating three new jobs.


Pictured are our Local Funding Officer Stephanie Ellis and Real Deal Plus CEO Davey Falcus.


A big ‘Thank you’ to everyone who plays the National Lottery, we wouldn’t be able to do this without you.


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


*NEW VOLUNTEER VACANCIES* We are currently recruiting volunteers for Ashington Life Centre to cover extended opening hours once our refurbishment is completed. More details and application forms are on our Vacancies page.

iting volunteers to work in our Community Kitchen.  

The vacancy is to cover Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am - 4pm and duties will include making hot breakfast sandwiches e.g bacon, egg, sausage etc as well as a variety of toasties all to be available during the day till 3pm.

You will be required to have experience of catering, working to Environmental Health standards and hold a current Food Hygiene Certificate.

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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