Changing Lives - Gifford House

Referral address

11 Denmark Street

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

Sex offenders. High risk 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

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

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

£8.50pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 11
  • Total spaces: 11


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
  • Food: %author:field_hostels_food
  • 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.


Not allowed.

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. 

Other services nearby