Housing Advice Contacts:
If you are currently facing difficulties in your home and would like housing advice in Newcastle, please get in touch with one of the following:
Newcastle Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
Newcastle Citizens Advice Bureau helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice. Locations and opening times can be found here.
Newcastle City Council Telephone Newcastle City Council on 0191 232 8520 and ask to be put through to your local Housing Office or visit their website:
Newcastle Law Centre 51 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG Tel: 0191 261 7016 Monday to Thursday 10 am to 4 pm
Shelter North East Housing Aid Centre 1-2 Blackfriars Court, Dispensary Lane, Newcastle NE1 4XB. Tel: 0844 515 1601 Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10am to 1pm.
Shelter North East now has a specialist housing solicitior working alongside the existing caseworkers. For more information, click here.
Your Homes Newcastle YHN House, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7LZ, Tel: 0191 278 8600 or visit their website:
Newcastle based organisations:
Housing Advice Centre 112-114 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6SQ Tel: 0191 277 1711
Information NOW – Newcastle’s Older People’s Website Would you like to know more about the services that are available to you in your local area and throughout Newcastle? Do you need information about the issues that affect you and other local older people? If so, Information NOW will try and help you.
Centre West (previously New Deal for Communities)A regeneration project based in the West End of Newcastle
Newcastle CVS Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service MEA House, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8XS Tel: 0191 232 7445
National Campaigning organisation:
Defend Council Housing PO Box 33519, London E8 4XW Tel: 0207 987 9989
International Union of Tenants - IUT is a Non Governmental Organisation, founded in 1926 in Zürich, Switzerland, with the purpose of safeguarding the interests of tenants. IUT is a non-party political organisation, working along democratic lines.
Links to relevant government sources for national housing information:
Audit Commission – the commission carry out regular inspections of council services including housing.
Department for Communities and Local Government is a central government department responsible for policy on housing, planning, local and national government.
The Homes and Communities Agency is the national housing and regeneration delivery agency for England. http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/
Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) The CRE was set up in 1976 to tackle racial discrimination and promote racial equality.
TPAS (Tenant Participation Advisory Service) A national organisation that provides information and advice to tenants and landlords.
Useful Housing publications:
Inside Housing is a weekly magazine keeping you up to date with housing nationally
ROOF is a bi-monthly magazine covering all aspects of housing policy