22 January 2020 - 2:41pm
Guest blog by Jane Gray, Co-Director, Creative Learning North East
“If I’m bored, I’m walking out.”
“OK – that’s fine.”
“If anyone kicks off with me, I’m walking out.”
“That’s fine too. Thanks for letting us know.”
“I’m not performing. No way.”
“That’s ok. We can do it however you want to do it.”
21 November 2019 - 12:25pm
At a time when resources are limited and need is increasing, we need to work differently if we hope to make a reasonable impact on the society we exist to serve.
Money is in short supply; people with energy, ideas, skills and empathy are not. We can work differently together to make the best use of what is available – but we can only achieve that if we share what we have with others.
14 October 2019 - 1:34pm
Guest blog by Andrew Towers, LGBT Action Development Worker, Hart Gables
Last month I was on a bus on Stockton High Street. We were parked at a bus stop. I shouldn’t judge on appearances but the two people who were sitting right in front of me looked like a respectable young couple. They were smartly dressed and soft-spoken. They were laughing between themselves, looking at the woman’s mobile phone. Then they lifted the phone and took a picture through the bus window.
14 October 2019 - 1:27pm
Guest blog by Sara Mirsalehi, Operational Manager- Linx
12th-16th October is marked as a week of raising awareness of Hate Crime.
Is this enough? Do we as services only deal with Hate crime incidents during this week? You, of course know the answer yourself.
26 September 2019 - 2:20pm
Using craft sessions to boost your CV? Yes, it works, and let me explain how.
My role at MVDA is volunteer development officer for the Step Forward Tees Valley project which aims to overcome barriers to work for people. One of the ways we do this is by supporting a participant into a volunteering position to enhance their skills, develop their confidence and boost their CV’s.