Love in action -

Lives transformed!

© Real Deal Plus 2021 Registered Charity No 1148731 / Company No. 7886315

Who we are - Our Trustees

Davey is a reformed drug addict and alcoholic with a background of organised crime. After a dramatic life-changing event Davey turned his back on a life of crime and now uses his past experiences to help others to escape a similar lifestyle.  Since 1997 he has worked voluntarily in a wide range of anti-drug/ anti-social programmes in schools, prisons and youth offenders’ institutions. He went on to run a rehabilitation centre in the North of England. He has vast experience in the areas of drug/alcohol rehabilitation as well as counselling and working with dysfunctional families. Over the years Davey has built an outstanding record of being able to put even the most challenging lives back on track.

Allan Hargreaves

Allan initially trained for Ministry in the Church of England. He then joined the Inland Revenue where he was assigned to their Training Centre and taught personal tax before completing a tour of duty as Chief Inspector of Taxes (Claims) Branch Charity Division, specialising in the taxation of exempt bodies. He was the Inspector in charge of liaison with the Charity Commission and the Registrar of Friendly Societies, The Capital Taxes Office and Registrar of Trades Unions.

On leaving the Inland Revenue, Allan joined Peat Marwick Mitchell, (KPMG), becoming National Director of Charity Taxation. He then joined Coopers and Lybrand, followed by Binder Hamlyn’s charity unit in London to formulate the charity tax department. Currently a director of OMNIS TAX Consultancy Ltd, Allan is responsible for the charity advice, tax and VAT practice of the OMNIS group of firms and advises a number of charity clients that are household names, as well as small local charities. He mounts training sessions for trustees and senior charity staff members.

Davey Falcus

Chairman of the Board

Real Deal Plus is a company limited by guarantee   Company No 7886315        Registered Charity No 1148731

Stuart is a Social Worker with significant expertise in Safeguarding.  His current job role involves working with clients with learning difficulties, mental health issues and the elderly.  

He is also a Practice Educator to students on placement.













Currently employed as Senior Parliamentary Advisor for Ian Lavery MP working between Wansbeck and Westminster.  Trustee of Hirst Welfare Centre, the Wansbeck CVS, Real Deal Plus and Secretary of Ashington Football Club.

I have lived locally all of my life and am passionate about the community that we live in. I have been involved with bodies in the community since a young age and believe that it is important for local people to play a part in making where they live a better place for everyone. Professionally I have experience in both the private and public sector working both in customer service and supply chain roles."

We are supported by a dedicated team of volunteers who donate their valuable time to helping Real Deal Plus at Ashington Life Centre

Arthur has great knowledge and insight in the retail sector.  Much of his career was centred around financial and administration systems and procedures.  He worked as an internal auditor for a high street retail group and also the same role for an international blue chip company in the vending trade.  He has also worked as commercial administrator for and international firm of consulting engineers. Arthur and his wife were foster carers for 18 years.  He has past experience as a board member of a charity helping young people.

Arthur is purpose-driven and has a real desire to see people reach their full potential.