Charities who have offices within MEA House
Tel: 01926 464095
AbilityNet is a national charity that provides IT support and access to people with all disabilities and of all ages. AbilityNet exists to change the lives of disabled people, to help them achieve everything they can at work, at home or in education. At MEA House, AbilityNet undertakes DSA Needs Assessments, to help students in Higher Education who have a disability or learning difficulty.
ACTION FOR CHILDREN
Mediation and Children’s Rights Service
Tel 0191 2619212
We offer Family Mediation between divorcing/separating couples in the North East & Cumbria, Separating Parenting Information workshops, Family Group Conference services, Independent Visitors for young people in the looked after system, Independent Persons and Advocacy services for children and young people.
Tel: 0191 233 0999
Becoming Visible is a provider of British Sign Language/ English Interpreting Services, Translation, Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language Courses. We also provide youth activities, community events and signposting, advice and information services on all things related to Deaf people.
Tel 0191 231 6601
bpas supports reproductive choice and health by advocating and providing high quality, affordable services to prevent unwanted pregnancies with contraception or end them by abortion. They also offer a range of other reproductive health services including pregnancy testing, counselling, STI screening, contraception, sterilisation, vasectomy and vasectomy reversal.
Tel 0191 2324998
Global community of dedicated volunteers creating opportinities for all ages to experience the excitement and enrichment of cultural diversity through educational programmes.
Tel: 0191 245 7327
Living Streets is a national charity that stands up for pedestrians. Their supporters work to create safe, attractive and enjoyable streets, where people want to walk. They have been the national voice for pedestrians throughout their 80 year history. In the early years, their campaigning led to the introduction of the driving test, pedestrian crossings and 30mph speed limits. Today they influence decision makers nationally and locally, run successful projects to encourage people to walk, and provide specialist consultancy services to help reduce congestion and carbon emissions, improve public health, and make sure every community can enjoy vibrant streets and public spaces.
Tel 0191 2320432
Provides free professional relationship counselling to everyone regardless of race, status or creed, although contributions welcome. Provides day and evening courses to prepare couples for marriage.
NEWCASTLE LAW CENTRE
Tel: 0191 230 4777
Newcastle Law Centre is an independent, not for profit, specialist legal practice. They are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, offering free, specialist legal advice and assistance to local people, not just in Newcastle upon Tyne but across the whole of the North East of England. What they can offer to whom depends on the individual funding criteria for different projects, but their services are targeted at people on low incomes.
NORTHERN LADIES ANNUITY SOCIETY
Tel 0191 2321518
Gives financial assistance to single ladies over retirement age who meet their income criteria. They also offer low cost housing in Whitley Bay, Monkseaton and North Shields areas.
Tel 0191 2327292
Supports and enables visually impaired people in Newcastle upon Tyne through providing a focus for people with sight loss, increasing independence, raising aspirations, promoting privacy, dignity and extending choice.
Tel 0191 2697901
Offers counselling for individuals, couples, families and young people in order to reduce the devastation that can result from relationship breakdown.
THE ROTHLEY TRUST
Tel 0191 2327783
The Rothley Trust is a small local grant giving charitable trust which supports charities operating in the North East.
Tel: 0191 478 8462
United Response believe that people with disabilities are equal participants in society and should have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. They support people with learning disabilites, mental health needs and physical disabilities to take control of their lives. From assisting people to live as independently as possible in their own homes to helping them access their community, get training and seek work opportunities. They also campaign with, and on behalf of, the people they support on the issues that affect their lives.
VONNE (VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS NETWORK NORTH EAST)Tel: 0191 233 2000
VONNE is the support body for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) in the North East of England. VONNE represents over 650 member charities, voluntary organisations, community groups, networks and social enterprises from across the region with further reach through its many networks.