DreamShine Community Interest Company

Ease Into Easter

Are you looking for something exciting and different to do in the Easter Holidays? We have a full programme of activities for young people aged 5 to 11 and 12 to 15. With activities ranging from dance sessions, to cookery, to slime making, we are pretty certain that there is something for everyone. All of our sessions are led by experienced staff and volunteers and are fully inclusive. (Meals will also be provided). Please phone us on 0191 2954935 for more info or fill out our registration form here to book your child’s place.

DreamShine Community Interest Company North East

DreamShine Community Interest Company is a Wallsend based social enterprise covering North East England.

Since the start of the Pandemic we have supported over 500 local people through our Telephone Befriending Service. We also offer hub-based support to residents of North Tyneside and Newcastle Upon Tyne at our Well Bee-ing Hub & Cafe, 84 Park Road, Wallsend. Our ‘Bee My Friend Project’ is supported by The National Lottery Community Fund (Include their logo)

If you need support or would like to find out more about our services and activities please pop in to see us. We are open from 09:00 am until 3 pm Monday to Friday, or call us on 0191 2954935

Telephone Befriending Service North East

0300 3658554

Since the beginning of the Pandemic, DreamShine Community Interest Company have supported over 320 residents through our Telephone Befriending Service.

Furthermore we operate both an inbound and outbound service. In other words our staff and volunteers make calls 7 x days per week, 365 days per year.

Above all, if you feel lonely or isolated, please contact us on 0300 3658554 or click here to contact us via our website.

Similarly, we are also happy to receive referrals from professionals wishing to refer their clients/patients to our service.

To the funders who have enabled us to provide this essential service we would like to say a massive thank you.

Dreamshine Community Interest Company befriending service
Dreamshine CIC, Northumbria Support

Regular Groups and Activities

We have a wide range of groups running from our Well-Beeing Hub & Cafe in Wallsend. Here is a list of our regular groups.

  • Baby & Toddler – Tuesday 9:30am to 11am.  Our new price is £5.00 per adult and this includes a breakfast muffin of your choice, tea or coffee, entry, play, banana, toast, and song time for the children.
  • Knit & Natter – Monday & Thursday 11am to 1 pm. £2 entry includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Pop along to our friendly knit and natter groups. New members are very welcome! Knit, crochet, or just sit and chat!
  • Shine a Light with Kinship Carers – Wednesday 10am to 12pm. Free entry. We have a fun and welcoming atmosphere where we help support each other with information guidance and friendship. We regularly hold outside events and do fundraising to take the children away to places like Alton Towers and Cadbury World.
  • WEDNESDAY SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED| Yoga with Jodie – Wednesday 6:40pm to 8pm. £8 a session, block booking discounts available. Hatha Yoga Flow and Meditation class.
  • S.H.I.F.T Ladies Group – Thursday 1pm to 3pm. £2 entry includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Come along on a Thursday afternoon and make some fabulous new friends. Arts and crafts will be available for anyone that wants to do them – but you are welcome to just sit and natter if you prefer.
  • VODA Happy to Chat – Friday 1pm to 3pm. Free Entry. Join VODA for a cuppa and a chat, no appointment necessary, just come along and make some friends.
  • Golden Bee Friendship Group – Starting Wednesday 11th May from 1-2:30pm and every Wednesday after that. Join us for a cuppa and a chat at the Well Bee-ing Hub & Cafe in Wallsend. Fun, laughter and the odd quiz or two. £2 entry includes tea and coffee. Pop into the café and see Ingrid for more details, or call Karen on 07568611991.

Special Events May/June 2022

Here is a list of special events that are going to be taking place this April/May.

  • Get Knotted – Starting from 29th April, 3:30 – 4:30pm Join our new Jewellery making sessions every Friday starting from 29th April.  Beginners welcome – come along, relax and make new friends.  These sessions are run on a donation/pay-as-you feel basis and all monies raised will be spent on new materials for the group.
  • Time 4 Calm – 9th, 16th & 23rd May 2022, 4-6pm Do you provide support for someone that could not manage without your help? Would you like time out to recharge your batteries? We are really pleased to be hosting these Relaxation and Mindful Eating Sessions which will be delivered by Laura from Time 4 Calm CIC. Please contact Jacqui Horton North Tyneside Carers’ Centre to book your place. jacqui.horton@ntcarers.co.uk 0191 643 2298 DreamShine Community Interest Company #carers #supportforcarers #relaxation #mindfulness #mindfuleating #northtyneside
  • Open Mic Night – 20th May at 6pm. Join us at our Open Mic night on 20th May! Free entry! Come and have a jam sesh or belt out a tune! We have a temporary alcohol license for this event too so it will be a belta of a night!
  • We are excited to be celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with a series of parties and events on Thursday 02nd and Friday 03rd June.
    We will be having separate parties for our Knit and Natter and S.H.I.F.T groups on Thursday 02nd June.  (11:00 am until 1pm for Knit and Natter and 1 pm until 3 pm for S.H.I.F.T).
    We would like to say a massive thank you to the Sir James Knott Trust for their generous donation of £500 which will be used towards a party for up to 30 service users on Friday 03rd June. (12 pm to 3pm).
    Then Rhys Breen will be closing our celebrations with a special live performance on the Friday night. Doors open at 6pm. (Tickets cost £10 per person).
    We have a temporary alcohol license in place from 11 am to 11 pm on both days.

Singing History - Look Up

‘Look Up’ is an original song written by members of our Singing History Project. The project is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It aims to bring together voices from around the North East Region in a cultural exploration of the Geordie Dialect.

DreamShine Community Interest Company
Pay It Forward

We have opened our new Well Bee-ing Hub & Cafe. (In line with Covid-19 regulations).

This new space is for all members of our local community.

Times are hard, and we want to create a culture of kindness where everyone looks out for each other, and no-one is left behind.  (We will post regular updates).

Paying-it-forward feels good – and the great thing about it is that EVERYONE can pay ‘something’ forward.

Everyone has a skill or something to offer – and it is not just about giving money.

Here are just some of the ways that you can Pay-it-forward via DreamShine.

  • Volunteer either in our Café and Hub (in a Covid-19 secure way – when regulations permit) – or now as a Telephone Befriender
  • Donate art and craft supplies.
  • Donate tinned goods, non-perishables, or fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Pay in advance for a coffee/meal, which we will then give to someone in need.
  • Make a one-off or small regular donation to help us fund our Café and Hub.

Please get in touch and let us know how you would like to Pay It Forward!


Dreamshine Community Interest Company - Pay It Forward

Volunteer with DreamShine Community Interest Company

Do you have what it takes to join our telephone befriending service?

You will be making outbound calls from the comfort of your own home and can volunteer for shifts that suit your lifestyle.

At Dreamshine Community Interest Company our volunteer call handlers have made an amazing difference to the lives of ordinary people across North Tyneside during the pandemic.

We would love you to join our team. All applicants must consent to a basic background check.

Contact us for details

Dreamshine Community Interest Company - volunteer keith
Dreamshine Community Interest Company - volunteer Viv Smart

Donate to DreamShine Community Interest Company

DreamShine operates as a not-for-profit. If you would like to support us in making a difference to our local community, please contact us to donate.