About Us

About Us

We provide a range of housing, training and support services in Newcastle, Gateshead, Northumberland, North Tyneside or South Tyneside.  Our vision is… ‘to support everyone to be the best they can.’

Our homes range from shared houses and flats to self-contained furnished flats. We also provide an emergency hostel, offering accommodation to men and women as well as a healthcare medical centre.

We work in partnership with a number of support agencies and organisations to help you move on with your life.

Tyne Housing Association is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (registered number 21011R) and is a charitable Housing Association. Tyne Housing Association is regulated by the Homes and Communities Agency, registration No. LH4297.

Our Background

Our Background

Established since 1973, we are very proud of the services we have delivered and the number of people we have supported and helped to get their lives back on track. Here is a snapshot of our history.

  1. First registered as Carr-Gomm (Tyneside)

  2. First home opened in Sidney Grove

  3. Workshop opens

  4. Amble Grove project opens

  5. St. Lawrence House opens

  6. St. George’s Terrace opens

  7. West View opens

  8. Queen’s Terrace opens

  9. Jesmond Vale Terrace opens

  10. First project in Northumberland opens
    Association registers as Byker Bridge Housing Association

  11. Northbourne Street project opens with 20 residents

  12. Skills Training Day Centre opens
    First single person flats open with five residents

  13. First project in South Tyneside opens with eight residents and additional two projects with nine residents

  14. Emergency hostel, Byker Bridge House opens
    Byker Bridge Housing Association purchases first property
    First project opens in Gateshead
    First project opens in North Tyneside

  15. Joseph Cowen Healthcare Centre opens
    First project in Arthur’s Hill opens

  16. Whitley Road project opens

  17. Shop on Heaton Park Road is purchased

  18. Coppergate House opens with 25 residents including ten residents in satellite flats
    Scarborough Road flats open
    Additional project in Arthur’s Hill opens

  19. 11 single person flats open in renovated Steenberg Warehouse in Ouseburn Valley

  20. North Parade opens
    Fenham Road opens
    Second property in Whitley Road opens

  21. First project in Prudhoe opens
    Additional property in Gateshead opens
    New floating support scheme starts in Gateshead and Tynedale

  22. First new build development opens Brian Roycroft Court in Byker

  23. New purpose-built hostel opens on Wilfred Street

  24. The Beavan Building opens with 29 flats

  25. Association registers as Tyne Housing Association
    The Beavan Building receives Sustainable Futures award from HCA

  26. Farm View development in Byker consisting of 42 flats opens

  27. Tyne Housing Board agree to restructure
    Ouseburn Farm becomes self-sustained
    Ouseburn Farm shop opens on Heaton Park Road

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Tyne Housing Association has a group structure with the Group Board responsible for setting the strategic direction and overall control of the Group.  It is also responsible for monitoring performance and the deployment of its resources, for maintaining sound risk management, internal control and governance systems.

The Board make strategic and major policy decisions; set the budget and monitor company performance while the Executive Team is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business.

There is also a Board responsible for our subsidiary company and charity, Ouseburn Farm, which carries out the majority of our training, trading and educational activities. The Chair of Ouseburn Farm Board sits on our Group Board. Ultimately the Group Board is responsible for the activities within the Ouseburn Farm Board through a delegated structure.

A Head of Service reporting to the Executive Team of Tyne Group undertakes staff management and daily operational activity at the Farm, and associated activities.

The Group Board constitutionally has a maximum of 12 members made up entirely of independent volunteers. The membership is drawn from a wide range of skills, experiences and backgrounds necessary to govern an organisation that delivers such a breath of services.

Please see below for a little bit about all of our Board members:

Case Study

Beavans

Beavan’s building receives national accreditation

Work to restore a former department store building received national recognition after a £2.7m restoration project.

BeavansOriginally built in 1910, the Beavan Building was one of the main retailers on Shields Road but eventually became dilapidated with a leaking roof.

Work was undertaken to restore the building by converting the upper floors into 29 modern flats for Tyne Housing’s more settled tenants, while the ground floor was retained as retail space to maintain the character of Shields Road.

The building now benefits from solar panels on the roof, air source heat pumps, heat recovery mechanical ventilation to all of the flats and all of the existing external walls have been insulated.

The scheme, which achieved Code 3 for Sustainable Homes, won a national award for Sustainable Futures by the Homes and Communities Agency.  It was also shortlisted in the housing and sustainability categories of the Renaissance Awards and was highly commended in the national Sustainable Housing Awards.

The architect for the conversion was AK Architects.

Annual Report

The Annual Report helps us to review and evaluate how we have operated in the previous year.

Click below to download this public document.

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