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AQS Award

ShARP has obtained the AQS mark for our Advice Service.
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investor in people

Awarded in 2017, Shiney Advice and Resource Project (ShARP) are proud to announce our successful assessment for the award of Investors in People as of 19th April 2017. View more here





SHARP - Focusing on our Community


  • Advice and guidance
  • Access to training
  • Employment support
  • Children’s activities
  • Services for older people
  • Community development

Our Updated Privacy Notice for 2019

For information on how we collect, process and hold your personal information please refer to our updated Policy Notice for 2019.

We will be closed on Monday 26th May 2019 due to the Bank Holiday Weekend.  Out of hours contact numbers can be found on this website.  For urgent assistance contact the Crisis Support team on 01915205551.  We open as usual on Tuesday 28th May 2019

WEA Painting and Drawing Course at ShARP! An introduction to a range of drawing media including pencil sketching, Watercolour pencil and Watercolour painting . A relaxed learning environment aims to maintain or improve your health and wellbeing. Cost 60 (if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course). Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm. Tutor: Carol White. Reference C2524871. Book today: enrolonline.wea.org.uk Tel 0300 303 3464

Shiney Marras

Shiney Marras enjoyed a good start last night (Thursday 16 May). With pizzas, coffee and discussion of activities that the Marras would like to have such as fishing, trips and art. Watch out for the date of our next session!

Universal Credit - The News #UniversalCreditSunderland From 25th July new claims for most benefits / tax credits for working age people in Sunderland will usually be for Universal Credit. Check Universal Credit is the right benefit for you. You do not need to claim Universal Credit otherwise until the Department of Work and Pensions tell you to claim

'Know IT All' Drop-In sessions at ShARP! Whether you're new to IT or want to expand your current skills, we have an exciting opportunity for you to enhance your digital skills. We are offering free and fun drop-in sessions to get you up-to-date with a variety of computer skills. The course runs weekly and all are welcome. There will also be the opportunity to gain qualifications. Running every Tuesday 10am-12pm.


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Regional winner of North East charity award announced by Garfield Weston FoundationREGIONAL WINNER OF NORTH EAST CHARITY AWARD ANNOUNCED BY GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION

The first ever North East regional winner of the Weston Charity Awards, that sees charities across the North of England being mentored by senior business leaders, has been revealed.

Over the last year, six charities from across the North East have had access to a team of senior business leaders through the organisation Pilotlight, as part of the awards. Horden Youth & Community Centre (HYCC), which helps disadvantaged and isolated families in one of the most deprived areas of the country, was eventually chosen as the first ever regional winner.Find Out More >




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