Joseph Cowen Health Centre

8 Wilfred Street, Byker, NE6 1JQ


(0191) 228 4929

Tyne took over the ownership and management of The Joseph Cowen Health Centre in 1996, it’s run in partnership with Newcastle Gateshead CCG and Newcastle City Council.

The Centre exists to ensure people who are experiencing homelessness or who are not registered with a GP can have access to primary healthcare and support services. Today, the Joseph Cowen Centre provides a drop-in facility where visitors are able to get housing advice, welfare and benefits support, alongside primary health care and wellbeing services. The Centre also offers refreshments, food bank vouchers, shower facilities, clothing, and a harm reduction service.

575 individuals

visited the centre 5,495 times during 2018/19.

The most common reason people visit the centre are struggles with drug or alcohol abuse and mental health issues.

Every £1

invested into the Joseph Cowen Centre creates £11.28 in social value.

Download our latest impact report to read more about the impact the Joseph Cowen Centre makes to those who are most vulnerable.