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Local Warrant Officer raises money for Daybreak

26 January 2015

Daybreak would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to local Warrant Officer, Andrea Pearson, who has raised a grand total of £457 for our charity.

The funds will be put towards safe flooring for the polytunnels.

Service user, Kerry, said, “It was very kind, I can’t thank her enough. It will help to improve the polytunnels”

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Andrea raised funds by running marathons for Daybreak. Her partner’s brother, David, comes to Daybreak, and after seeing how he has been supported and encouraged here, she was motivated to help us.

Centre Manager, Angela Stockill, said, “We were absolutely thrilled when Andrea said she would fundraise for us, and the amount she has raised will be a great help to our activities. A huge thanks from all at Acomb.’

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Job Opportunities at Daybreak

09 January 2015
Daybreak jobs

*Finance Manager*

We are looking for a Finance Manager to join our senior leadership team at an interesting and challenging time in the world of social care.

The Finance Manager will play a fundamental part in overseeing the day to day finance functions of Daybreak. They will support other leadership staff in managing their budgets and they will work with the CEO in business and strategy planning. We are looking for someone with experience, enthusiasm, reliability, and an eye for detail. The successful candidate will also need to work as part of a person centred management team, who are professional, committed and have our service users’ best interests at the heart of all they do.

Salary £25,012 - £29,460
Contract Permanent 37 ½ hrs a week
Closing date 18th January 2015
Interviews 26th January 2015

Contact for further information - Jill Kristiansen
Network House, Acomb, Nr Hexham, NE46 4SA.
Tel: 01434 608118

Completed applications electronically to jill.kristiansen@daybreakcentres.co.uk

Closing date for applications noon 18th January 2015

*Cowgate Community Development Worker*

Location: Cowgate, Newcastle
Salary: £21,500 - £25,593
Hours worked: 37 1/2 hours
Contract: 2 year fixed term contract

Closing Date: 5th February 2015, 12:00

Daybreak has taken on the management of the Cowgate Centre as part of an asset transfer process from Newcastle City Council. Our Montagu service, supporting adults with a learning disability, operates from the centre on a tenancy basis and both staff and service users are delighted to be part of the Cowgate community. Other current tenants are the Montagu nursery, Sure Start, Newcastle Futures, CAB and the YMCA. Daybreak is supported by the Newcastle Fund from April 2014 – April 2016, to enable the Cowgate Centre to continue to serve its local community.

The Development Worker will report to the Daybreak CEO and will be based at the Cowgate Centre, Cowgate, Newcastle. Their role and objectives differ from those of the charity. The role will involve the day to day management of the centre and the strategic planning and delivery of projects and initiatives, for the benefit of the local community.

We are looking for a real self starter, with passion for creating sustainable community initiatives. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to use their experience, judgement and creativity to capitalise on recent changes to introduce new projects and make a real difference. Success in this post will maximise the prospect of its sustainability beyond two years.

For further information contact - Jill Kristiansen,
Network House, Acomb, Nr Hexham, NE46 4SA.
Tel: 01434 608118

Completed applications electronically to jill.kristiansen@daybreakcentres.co.uk by closing date 12 noon on 5th February 2015.

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Christmas Party 2014

08 January 2015

On Thursday 18th December, service users from all three Daybreak centres attended a Christmas Party at our new Montagu Centre in Newcastle. Many of our service users were dressed very smartly, with suits and bow ties, and there were also lots of Christmas jumpers and santa hats!

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The day began with a spectacular dance performance given by service users at the Newcastle centre which they had been working towards for a month. All three Centre Managers then helped to prepare Christmas Dinner, and all of the staff helped to serve service users’ meals in Montagu’s large hall. There was also a trifle for dessert.

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Pavel supports our service users every week with a dedicated music session, and helped with a sing-a-along around the Christmas tree. Service users sang various Christmas songs including ‘Rocking Around The Christmas Tree’, and played a range of percussion instruments. Both performances were fantastic and were given a big round of applause!

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There was also a tombola on the day, where service users had the opportunity to win wrapped presents! Lesley Ann won a huge pile of presents!

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What an amazing day of festival fun for service users, staff, trustees, volunteers, and friends of Daybreak. Many thanks to everyone who attended and supported this event. Daybreak would like to give an extra special thanks to Christine Martin, Centre Manager at the Montagu centre, and all of the centre staff who worked so hard to ensure it was a success.

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