Vicariate for Caritas

Mercy Hub

Vicariate for Caritas

Welcome

Running out of the Newcastle Deaf Centre in Summerhill Square, the Mercy Hub works so that disadvantaged families in Newcastle can integrate, flourish and be happy.

The project aims to create opportunities for families living in the more deprived areas of Newcastle. It does this by providing opportunities for people to come together for enjoyment and learning, whilst building a peer support community across racial and ethnic boundaries that can support families to access the specialist services they need.

Projects

Holiday Club

The Mercy Hub Holiday Club aims to address a lack of opportunity and food during the school holidays.

In the Summer 2021, the project worked with:

  • 38 families with 67 children
  • 23 activities: sports, dance, arts and crafts, Make a Movie, Take a Tour, Seaham Harbour and Family Fun Day
  • 13 volunteers
  • Partnered with multiple organisations: StreetGames, YMT, Success4All and National Citizen Service

The aim of the Church is to bring about the Kingdom of God, a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love, and peace.

Preface, Feast of Christ the King

121 support

According to national charity, Relate, 1.4 families are at breaking point across the UK and face issues such as debt, loneliness, homelessness, health problems, and depression. This not only affects the mental health of parent, but can also have a profound effect on children.

With 121 support from the Mercy Hub families are able to be sign-posted to the specialist services they need, and recent success includes:

  • M. to apply for school transfers for her children and find money for a new carpet
  • R. to buy school unform for her children
  • M. to sign up for a Barnardo’s parenting course
  • B. to pay an outstanding energy bill
  • T. to gain leave to remain and find a job

Mary's Place

Mary’s Place is a café for the homeless and those in need and runs every Monday from 10.00am to 1.00pm from St. Mary’s Cathedral Conference Centre.

Contact us

Find us on Facebook at @themercyhub

Or contact us at:

Telephone: 07904 881430