We at Connected Voice recently became involved with Become Green Together, an initiative created in collaboration between VONNE, genee and SmartCarbon. Beth Reeves, our Green Champion here at Connected Voice, shares our experience of participating in this.
Our Head of Advocacy, Jane Kingston, talks about the experience of winning Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity at the 2023 National Advocacy Awards, and outlines her hopes for the future.
This guest blog, written by Gayle Purves from Citizens Advice Newcastle, discusses their journey towards accreditation with the Living Wage Foundation. She also introduces their hopes to make Newcastle an official Living Wage City.

Living Wage Week 2023 - Guest Blog by Children North East

This guest blog by Connected Voice members Children North East introduces their thoughts on the Real Living Wage and details their journey towards becoming a Living Wage Employer.

Trustees' Week 2023 - Guest Blog by our Chair Simon Elliott

This guest blog by Connected Voice Chair Simon Elliott introduces the theme of Trustees' Week 2023, and extends a thank you to Trustees everywhere for their tireless work in supporting voluntary organisations.

End Digital Poverty Day 2023

This blog introduces Digital Poverty Alliance's End Digital Poverty Day, which takes place annually on 12 September, and outlines important work we're doing to tackle digital poverty and exclusion in our region.

Mental Health Transformation in Gateshead

I am delighted to be back at Connected Voice after almost 20 years. I began in the Advocacy team and returned in June as the new VCSE Engagement Coordinator: Mental Health Transformation for Gateshead.

The Wardrobe

One of the organisations I've recently been supporting is a new initiative called the Wardrobe and since we're now well into Pride Month it seemed like a great time to showcase the brilliant work that this volunteer-led organisation is doing.

Refugee Week - Mos' story

This #RefugeeWeek we want to highlight how our specialist advocacy service for refugees and asylum seekers has made a real difference to people's lives.