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We're excited to announce that we're leading one of the recently announced Thriving Communities projects. Our project is called Better Connect and it'll be launching soon!

Better Connect is social prescribing project aimed at connecting 350 young and adult carers with arts and culture to transform experiences after COVID-19.

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We’re excited to announce that we’re leading one of the recently announced Thriving Communities projects. Our project is called Better Connect and it’ll be launching soon!

Carers in our community have been adversely hit by COVID-19. Especially unpaid carers, those who are often forgotten about and not accessing the support they need.

Activities will include a creative community listening programme; heritage and home kits; dance classes to reduce risk of falls, improve physical health and reduce loneliness; reading coaches providing access to books; a mental health support network; mindful creativity; a range of fitness activities and outdoor and gardening activities; therapeutic horticulture/friendship and cooking group; training for volunteering in North Shields regeneration; a holiday respite programme around telling personal stories; and many opportunities for personal development.

If you’d like to take part or would like to find out more, please get in touch below and we’ll be in touch – or sign up here!

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