Changing Lives - Gifford House
11 Denmark Street
0191 478 3931
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless people. Priority given to those with a local connection to Gateshead.
Who we cannot help
Sex offenders. High risk offenders.
- Minimum age accepted: 18
- Maximum age accepted: None
How to get a referral
Prioritise referrals from Gateshead Council Homeless Section.
Phone 24/7. Application form completed by prospective agency. Interview. Risk assessment. Require proof of ID for claiming Housing Benefit.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 7 days
- Maximum stay: 2 years
Support and accommodation
5 full time staff, project staffed 24/7. key worker system (5 residents per key worker), with meetings at least monthly. Compulsory support plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Staff provide advice and support around independent living skills, and accessing education, training or employment.
Rooms and charges
£8.50pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
- Single: 11
- Total spaces: 11
- Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
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- Disabled facilities: None.
- Other facilities: Lounge, garden.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
House rules, including those on alcohol use, decided by service users. Smoking only allowed in own room and outside yard. Licence agreement.
Town centre location.
Phone 0191 273 8891 for details of volunteering scheme.
Food, clothes, household goods, money, goods to sell in charity shops. Phone 0191 273 8891 for details.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for Changing Lives - Gifford House and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice.