Care4Calais has joined forces with DiverCity Hub CIC in Newcastle to become its regional hub, providing meeting space, social activities, and signposting. Care4Calais North East is the only region with such an arrangement.
DiverCity Hub CIC is a social enterprise community centre located in a former motorbike workshop in the Inner West of Newcastle, a ten-minute walk from the city centre, overlooking Science Central and Newcastle University, a stone’s throw from St James’ Park football ground.
Community Organiser, Anya Cook says of DiverCity Hub:
“A space for everyone, DiverCity Hub is grounded in the community and values of wellbeing, compassion, participation and learning. When the centre opened the team was clear we wanted it to be a place for healing – and healing begins with our community. Welcome and belonging are so important in that process. We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Care4Calais, creating a place of belonging – a hub in the truest sense of the word.”
Care4Calais’ North East Regional Lead Elizabeth Josephs said:
“We cover a large geographic region from Teesside to Northumberland, with most activity in the Newcastle area. I am looking forward to having a central base where local volunteers can meet and network. It also means we can pull together the work we do to support refugees in Calais and the local work we do with asylum seekers in temporary accommodation”.
Care4Calais’s Newcastle Hotel Lead Clare Bethell said:
“A local base where we can organise some activities will be great for our friends to meet, socialise and begin their integration into the local community.”
Clare Moseley founder and CEO of Care4Calais will be attending a fundraiser in Newcastle in November. She said:
“I look forward to joining our local team and supporters in Newcastle. We rely on fundraising to support the vital work that we do, providing food, clothing and support to people in the most difficult circumstances. Thank you so much to everyone who supports us.”
Fundraiser details – Tyneside Irish Centre, Thursday 10 November 7pm, donations on the door.