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Activities here at SHARP


Sharp cafe -Shiney DinerShARP has a community cafe area. We have recieved funding from Sir James Knott Trust and Awards for All to redevelop our cafe area. From January 2012 our cafe will be open on mornings for snacks and breakfasts. We will be providing luncheon clubs for older people and the cafe will also be avaibable for rent as a training venue for community groups.


ShARP exists to support local people. We are members of various groups locally, across the city of Sunderland and the North East, we aim to bring information of current events to local people and provide space for services to be delivered in the community.


ShARP has computers that are available free of charge for us by the public. Please call into reception if you would like to use the computers. We can also provide printing, stationery, photocopying, laminating and binding of documents.


ShARP can help you in finding a new job. We provide employment support including:

  • Free access to computers and the internet
  • Free help in setting up email accounts
  • Free support in using employment websites such as the Job Centre online, fish4jobs, total jobs, and many more
  • Free support in developing you CV and personal statements
  • Free usage of stationery and printing
  • Free postage

We can even help with benefits advice to help in the transition from benefits into work, including ‘better of’ calculations.


ShARP CrecheShARP has a large creche facility which we use to provide child care facilities for people accessing training in the centre. For anyone accessing training, the creche is free of charge.



SHARP - Focusing On Our Community
ShARP, 17 Beatrice Terrace, Shiney Row, Houghton Le Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 4QW, Tel: 0191 385 6687. general@shineyadvice.org.uk
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 479232, Charity Number: 1065786