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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

We are delighted to have copies of Covid Walks by Clinton Leeks OBE here in our office to sell.These books are £10 each and are a great companion to walking our local area and you will be sure to discover many hidden gems and points of interest that you would have perhaps over looked.Be sure to get your copy now and don't forget that all proceeds from this book will go to charity!

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, our building currently has limited opening to the public. We continue to offer advice by telephone Monday - Friday. To speak to the Advice Team call 0191 385 6687. If you do not get an answer, please leave your name, telephone number and postcode. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Please be patient as we are very busy.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone here at ShARP

Christmas 2020. We will close on Thursday 24th December 2020 at 1.30pm. Our advice lines will be available on 29th, 30th, 31st December 9.30am - 12pm. Telephone 01913856687 or Telephone or Text 07940013947 or 07830615938. We will reopen on Monday 4th January 2021 at 9am and all email and online queries will be dealt with on this date. Other Out of Hours contact telephone numbers can be found on our website and Facebook pages. Seasons Greetings.

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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

Community School Clothing Scheme UPDATE: The Cramlington Hub is no longer trading.

Community School Clothing Scheme. Specialise in FREE preloved school uniform. Our school department is a free service to all northeast parents. For more information, contact on 07913707573 or visit Community School Clothing Scheme Facebook page.

Illegal Money Lending Team Information. Stop Loan Sharks. Intervention. Support. Education. Call our 24/7  confidential help line - 0300 555 2222. #stoploansharks   reportaloanshark@stoploansharks.gov.uk

Free Advice and Digital Support with Universal Credit. Are you ready for Universal Credit? The ShARP advice worker can help. Come along to the drop-in sessions at ShARP (Tuesday 10am-12 pm and Wednesday 2pm-4pm) or Hetton Hub (Wednesday 10am-12pm). For more information please call ShARP on 01913856687 or John Walls (Digital Inclusion Officer) on 07826519011 or email jwalls@springboard-ne.org

'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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Advice On Prescription Project - Operating in the Coalfields Area

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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.




17 Beatrice Terrace, Shiney Row, Houghton Le Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 4QW, Tel: 0191 385 6687 general@shineyadvice.org.uk
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