Byker Bridge House

Address:
8 Wilfred Street, Byker, NE6 1JQ

Email:
bbh@tynehousing.org.uk

Telephone:
(0191) 265 8621

Byker Bridge House was set up in 1995 to provide a centrally located service that can offer emergency bed spaces to adults facing homelessness across the city. The building has since been redeveloped to provide 31 short-term beds, staffed 24-hours a day by a team of specialist housing and support workers.

People who come to Byker Bridge House tend to be at crisis point and are referred to us from services such as prison, probation or hospital via Newcastle City Council’s Housing Advice Centre. Residents are often experiencing complex issues relating to drug and alcohol abuse, mental health issues and anti-social behaviour. Byker Bridge House exists to provide people with safety and security with a roof over their heads and access to food and drink, warmth and rest.

210 people

stayed at Byker Bridge House during 2018/19.

Every £1

invested into Byker Bridge House creates £2.45 in social value.

“I’ve been here for a couple of weeks now. It makes a big difference having a roof over your head, being safe and warm. Having a support worker there to help means I can start to get back on my feet, get the help I need and stay off the streets”

Byker Bridge House Resident

Download our latest impact report to read more about the impact Byker Bridge House has in relieving homelessness across the city and the value it creates in society.