Action Station South Tyneside Limited

Action Station South Tyneside Limited

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Older people / later life
  • Training / employment support
  • Women
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

Action Station South Tyneside is a local charity originally founded in 1998 by local people and members of local churches and community groups.  Our key aim is to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged residents in South Tyneside, primarily by addressing social isolation, improving health and wellbeing providing volunteering opportunities and employability support. We work with local people many of whom have a range of issues and challenges.

Our mission is: “To provide a place where individuals and groups can access services and opportunities which will enhance their life chances and wellbeing. In turn, this will lead to a general uplift in the quality of life in our community.

Action Station is at the heart of our community and is a busy, well-established facility with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. On average 100 people per day access our services and we offer them support to deal with a range of needs including; addressing social isolation; improving health and wellbeing; dealing with unemployment, poverty and debt; and improving skills, confidence and motivation. Most of the people we support face multiple challenges including: mental health difficulties or physical disabilities; social isolation; debt problems, low incomes or a reliance on benefits; have low self-esteem and limited aspirations; have no qualifications or have basic skills needs.

Activities

Our services and facilities include:

  • A learning environment with four well-equipped training rooms and ICT suite
  • Community café
  • Community Library
  • Small gardening/allotment project
  • Volunteer opportunities throughout Action Station
  • Intensive employment support for disadvantaged young people

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