Changing Lives - Gifford House

Referral address

11 Denmark Street
Tyne and Wear

Referral phone

0191 478 3931

Referral email


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

History of arson. Schedule 1 offenders. Sex offenders.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Prioritise referrals from Gateshead Council Homeless Section.

Referral procedure

Referral only. Potential residents must be referred to this service by Gateshead Council Homeless Options Team.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: ? 1 Week
  • Maximum stay: 1 Year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

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

  • Single: 11
  • Total spaces: 11


  • Food: %author:field_hostels_food
  • Disabled facilities: None.

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

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. 

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