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Essential Food Services


North Tyneside Business Forum are proud to be working with VODA to support those North Tyneside-based businesses which are operating and providing essential services across our borough.

North Tyneside Business Forum are committed to support our businesses and helping them to function, adapt and survive throughout the current situation.

Who are VODA?

VODA is a registered charity (number 1075060) and company limited by guarantee (number 3703221) that provides support, advice, training and information to volunteers and voluntary and community organisations operating in North Tyneside.

Based at the Queen Alexandra Campus in North Shields, VODA works to support and develop the voluntary and community sector by providing a wide range of support services and by representing the views of the sector to government and policy makers on a local and national level.

 VODA work with groups that are based or have members living or working in North Tyneside

What is the support hub?

A service has been launched in North Tyneside to help those affected by coronavirus – and has already been helping those most in need.

North Tyneside Council has set up a dedicated helpline for those in need of immediate help and support and who can’t call on family, friends, neighbours or carers.

It’s part of the local authority’s plan to shield its most vulnerable residents who are living in their home without support from others, by providing non-clinical help.

The opening hours for the COVID-19 support hub are Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, and is available via TEL: 0345 2000 101 or emailing contact.us@northtyneside.gov.uk.

While it is available to anyone in urgent need of non-clinical help in the borough, priority will be given to those identified by the NHS as critically vulnerable due to health conditions.

Support will be tailored for individual needs, including help with essential food and medicine deliveries.

Volunteers can register now, and they will be added to the list and matched with a person or task when needed.

Volunteers going into the homes of others will need to hold a current DBS certificate, however those without will be able to drop off food parcels on doorsteps and other tasks – helping to provide a vital service to those in need.

North Tyneside Business Forum will be collecting a list of businesses and essential services which are supporting the project and will be working with VODA to keep these lists up to date. Businesses can contact them by emailing business.forum@northtyneside.gov.uk or calling (0191) 643 6000.

You can submit your essential food service via the Google Form below. Once we receive your submission we will make sure you are listed in our Essential Food Services Directory.

The details listed here are from businesses, directly and may be subject to change, please contact the business to enquire & check opening times should you be wishing to visit them.

We accept no responsibility for the listings information.

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