Come Live With Us

Come Live With Us

We provide affordable homes for people that:

  • Are in housing need
  • Are homeless
  • Have no permanent home of their own
  • Need support to feel safe and secure
  • Need a secure place to live.

We offer a mix of accommodation options in our supported and independent housing schemes.  They are:

Shared Supported Houses

Ranging from 2 beds up to 10 beds our shared houses give people the opportunity to live with others in a mutually supportive environment. Each resident has a key to their own bedroom for security and privacy but shares communal living areas with other residents in order to combat isolation. The properties are fully furnished to a high standard, are ready to move into with bedding and towels provided, regularly redecorated and each has a dedicated support worker.

We own or manage shared houses in Heaton, Jesmond, Byker Elswick and Fenham, the Durham Road area of Gateshead, South Shields, Whitley Bay and Blyth.

Shared Supported Flats

Like our houses, our flats present an opportunity to combine the privacy of your own room with communal space for social interaction. Each of our flats house 2 people sharing communal facilities.  The same standards apply as in our houses, and once again each property has a dedicated support worker attached to it.

We own or manage shared flats in Byker, Heaton, Sandyford, South Shields and Forest Hall

Self-Contained Supported Flats

We own or manage self-contained furnished flats where residents who are more suited to independent living, or on their journey towards it, can live while still retaining support.

Once again, the flats are furnished and decorated to a high standard and every resident has a named support worker who works with them to help them achieve and maintain as much independence as they can.

Our flats are located in Byker, Ouseburn, and the West End of Newcastle.

Emergency Hostel

We provide 31 emergency bed spaces for single homeless men and women at our hostel on Wilfred Street.  Each self-contained one bedroom includes ensuite facilities.  Residents have access to a communal living and dining room, kitchen and laundry room. Accommodation is provided on a self-catering basis. Staff are based on site 24 hours a day to provide support around benefits, welfare and resettlement.

Affordable Renting

We hold general needs properties where residents who do not require support can live. Once again these are furnished properties in sought-after locations close to local amenities, with intercom access to provide added security.

Our general needs stock can be found in Gateshead, Ouseburn Valley, Byker and in Whitley Bay.

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Getting a Home

There are two options when applying for a home.  You can either contact us directly or you can be referred to us through your local authority depending on your circumstances.

If you would like to apply for general needs housing then you can contact us directly by calling 0191 265 8621, email or call into our head office.

If you require supported accommodation then, depending on which area you live in, you will be referred to us by your local authority based on your housing and support needs.

We can provide additional support to you to help you complete all the necessary paperwork and application forms and all residents will be asked to attend an informal interview so our housing officers can assess your housing and support needs. The interview will last for approximately 45 minutes to one hour at our head office or at one of our satellite offices in Newcastle, Gateshead, Northumberland, North Tyneside or South Tyneside.

If you have any questions about applying for a home with Tyne Housing, please call us, drop us an email or visit our head office and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help you.


Apply for housing by completing the form below.

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Supporting You

Our supported housing service combines accommodation with support. They are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of vulnerable and homeless people.

Some of our supported housing schemes are designed for people who need support to enable them to live in their own tenancy before moving into mainstream housing.

Our staff are available every day to help you fulfil the terms of your occupancy agreement.

We can also offer help with:

  • Support to access treatment services for alcohol, drug or health problems.
  • Support and advice with getting benefits.
  • Support in developing independent living skills, such as budgeting and cooking.
  • Increasing physical and mental wellbeing, including support to access social activities and peer support groups.
  • Encouragement to reconnect with family and friends, or develop new social networks.
Joseph Cowen Healthcare Centre

Joseph Cowen Healthcare Centre

Based in Wilfred Street, Byker, the centre offers healthcare advice services to homeless men and women and those who cannot register with a GP. The centre operates on an open drop-in basis and those who are street homeless can pop in for a cup of tea, warm bath and shower and change of clothing.

The centre also offers, a needle exchange service, food vouchers, private rooms if you feel like you need a chat and there is a weekly women’s group to teach cooking skills and provide advice on planning and budgeting.

Ouseburn Farm

Ouseburn Farm

In addition to the array of animals, gardens, orchard and onsite café, the farm also offers educational classrooms and workshops.

Workshops such as woodwork, carpentry, upcycling, catering, creative arts, livestock and horticulture provide an educational route or work experience placements for homeless people and adults with learning difficulties and mental health problems teaching them the essential skills they need to move on with their lives. For more information, please visit: