Building Social Connections


As a social enterprise we work across all ages within the community, our mission for the ‘Be Connected’ project is to dispel any view that older adults are a burden on society and promote the view they are valuable and important assets to be placed at the very heart of a community. In doing so we can transform older people’s lives, nurture creative aspiration, support free or at least nominal cost based services and build community, reversing the declining quality of life and well-being of the elderly.

We will do this through a wide and varied range of healthy living, community learning, befriending, support and physical activity programmes for older people of all abilities and interests. This will be delivered at our base in Dudley and we shall offer an outreach service within the ward to bring those less mobile to our facility where possible.


Our weekly #WeetsladeHub is a social space for people to meet, enjoy a cuppa and have a bite to eat. We will also aim to sign post supporting services and help promote our project activities.

Community Day Trips

This funding has allowed us to secure a number of short ‘Day-Trips’ for the local community. Whilst everyone is welcome, the funding restrictions mean we can only offer FREE travel to North Tyneside residents. Coach travel is for up to 47 people.

Alnwick Gardens, NT residents shall pay £8.00pp, non-residents shall pay £14.00. This costs includes travel and access to the gardens.

Harrogate is free travel for NT residents and £8.00 for non-residents.

Booking forms shall be available on our display desk next to the Cafe in the John Willie Sams Centre. Completed forms with any money due must then be handed in to our Qfit gym reception desk.

Each booking form must have an individual lead person with contact details, a maximum of 5 additional names may be included per booking form

  • Seahouses, 08 July – FULLY BOOKED
  • Alnwick Gardens, 12 August – tickets released 12 July / in-person bookings only!
  • Harrogate, 09 September – tickets released 09 August / in-person bookings only!

How to get involved

Please let us know what your interested in and simply drop us an email ( with your full name and contact number, one of our team will be in touch with further details.


This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund with the North East Combined Authority as the lead authority.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund with the North East Combined Authority as the lead authority.

The North East Combined Authority is a partnership of three local authorities: Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council, and Northumberland County Council and the North of Tyne Elected Mayor. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

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