Recently, the Moving On Tyne And Wear project prepared a community litter pick at Seaburn Beach, near Sunderland, organised by Groundwork NE & Cumbria as well as the North East Autism Society project.

The team filled up multiple bags of litter as they cruised over the sands resulting in a clean beach all whilst supporting the area’s wildlife. As an opportunity to get out the house and give something back to the local community, the activity benefitted everyone involved and directly aligns with MOTW’s green agenda and cross cutting theme of sustainability.

Activities like this are crucial for MOTW’s participant’s development of improving their wellbeing and social inclusion. However – this wouldn’t be possible without The National Lottery Community Fund as well as The European Social Fund which Moving On Tyne And Wear is proudly funded by as part of the building better opportunities programme which supports people that are out of work.

MOTW supports individuals with a variety of things, not just volunteering activities. The project works by participants working one to one with their Navigator (assigned to them once they join MOTW), achieving tailored support and advise in order for them to meet their personal employment-related goals. They’re encouraged to access the help needed to address their physical or mental health struggles, boosting self-esteem and allowing them to enter volunteering, job or training opportunities with increased confidence. For more information, please visit Moving On Tyne And Wear’s website: Moving On Tyne & Wear | MOTW | Health and Employment Support