New project tackling loneliness is launching in Battle Hill

A new programme of activities for adults and the older community is being launched in Battle Hill next week.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 9:00 am
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 9:00 am
The Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust is launching a new project in Battle Hill.

The Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust has secured funding from the Big Lottery Community Fund to provide two project workers to deliver a two-year programme of activities and events addressing loneliness and social isolation.

They have been engaging with organisations and residents in Battle Hill to gauge current provision and help draw up plans for a programme of activities to complement what is on offer.

Launching on Tuesday, February 11, at Battle Hill Multi-Use Centre, the open day will run from 10.30am until 2.30pm and residents can participate in a range of art and craft activities.

The team will be available to talk through the new programme of activities which include opportunities to participate in heritage projects, cookery, film club, crafts and skills sharing.

Simeon Ripley, chief executive of the Trust, said: “A core objective of the Trust is to extend our audience reach into North Tyneside by creating opportunities to learn, engage and socialise.

“At Battle Hill Multi-Use Centre, we intend to build upon current provision and provide needed resources and activities, thereby creating ownership and a place for the community to enjoy and take pride in.

“Hopefully, securing the funding and launching the new programme will be a springboard to rejuvenating the Battle Hill Multi-Use Centre.”

For more on on the event or how to get involved with future activities email [email protected]