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Fenham Association of Residents (FAR) is a community development project in the heart of Fenham in the West End of Newcastle upon Tyne.

FAR has been serving residents of Fenham since 1988 and we operate from a purpose-built accessible community centre.

Children & Young People

As well as adult education courses, we also deliver regular activities and play schemes for Children & Young People.

Adult education courses

FAR are proud to offer a number of adult educational courses, many of which are free of charge to local residents.

If you are interested in the courses please contact us to find out more details.

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Services for older people

Fenham Association of Residents are delighted to offer a number of services for older people, including lunch clubs, courses and activities.

Most of our activities for older people are free of charge. For more details please get in touch.

Lunch clubs

Fenham Association of Residents are proud to offer a lunch club service for older residents aged over 50.

Our volunteers produce a beautiful two-course home cooked meal each week. If you would like to come and sample our food please get in touch.


Fenham Association of Residents often provide leisure activities for different age groups throughout the year.

If this is something you are interested in, please get in touch.

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Advice, information and support

Fenham Association of Residents has been proud of offer access to advice, information and support since the organisation began.

We have an established network of contacts and agencies that we are able to refer residents on to in order to obtain advice, support and help.

Credit Union facilities

MoneyWise operate this service from FAR Community Centre.

Pre-CLAIT, CLAIT & IBT2 courses

Fenham Association of Residents are delighted to offer a number of computer courses from beginners to more advanced. Please contact us for more information.

Sexual Health

Fenham Association of Residents offer access and a referral service at FAR Community Centre.

We are a C-Card outlet and hope to provide more C-Card sessions in the future. We can also refer residents on to other services and providers.

Parent & Toddler Group & Twins Group

Fenham Association of Residents offer a fun social opportunity for parents with their children run by our volunteer. The session is on every Tuesday morning during term timefrom 10 am to 11.30 am.

If you have any children 0-3 then please feel free to come along, enjoy meeting other mums and have a cuppa.

We go on trips and have loads of activities for your young ones to do.

We also offer a Multi-tastic Twins Group which is on Thursdays during term time at 1.00pm until 3.00pm the group is aimed at families who have twins or multiples, its a support session with music, advice and fun for everyone!


Fenham Association of Residents are aiming to deliver new projects and activities aimed at family learning. We will be developing new courses and activities for residents to learn and develop together.

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Fenham Association of Residents

FAR Community Centre
40-46 Acanthus Avenue
Newcastle upon Tyne  NE4 9YD

Registered charity 700203

Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

Fenham Association of Residents

Creative IT session

One of our regular activities for children and young people

Parent & Toddler Group

One of the activities at FAR Community Centre

Art exhibition

Multi-tastic Twins Group

IT for Older People