Tenants at Anchor's Chirton Lodge retirement property in North Shields have been taking part in joint activities with a local youth group, Phoenix Detached Youth Project. 

The sessions have included cooking together, with tenants showing off their skills and teaching younger people how to make a meal from scratch, games nights and technology lessons, allowing the youth group to share their skills in return and help the tenants feel more confident sending text messages.

Chirton Lodge customers and members of the youth group have also enjoyed minibus outings to Beamish, high tea and building bird houses together. 

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