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© Real Deal Plus 2018 Registered Charity No 1148731 / Company No. 7886315

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NEWS! - Three years funding for Youth Group!

We are delighted to announce we have secured a further 3 years funding to enable our vital Youth provision to continue in our Teen Bar. We are extremely grateful to the Northumberland Children's Trust for supporting the vital work we are doing with the young people in the area.
We know the Teen Bar works and it provides a safe, healthy environment for young people to “hang out” with friends and get involved in supervised activities if they choose to.

We offer all the young people that come to The Teen Bar the opportunity to do something positive and provide alternatives to getting into trouble on the streets, which can lead to difficult, dangerous or anti-social behaviour, petty crime or vulnerability to drug and substance misuse.


The building is now fully operational  and 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.  Our facilities and services are being used by people of all ages 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



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.

Station House, Ashington - the old Police Station and Court House - has been purchased in partnership with Green Pastures ( and is now the headquarters of the Real Deal Plus Charity. The centre has been re-named ‘Ashington Life  Centre’ and has  undergone significant  refurbishment  and improvement.

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