Changing Lives - Virginia House

Referral address

George's Road
Cruddas Park
Tyne and Wear

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless males aged 18+. Prioritise applicants with a local connection to Newcastle.

Who we cannot help

Schedule 1 offenders.

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

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

All referrals come from the Gateway. Accept referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Referrals are from Newcastle Housing Advice Centre, via the Gateway System.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1-3 Months
  • Maximum stay: 6 months - 1 Year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

5 full-time staff on-site, 24 hour cover. Keywork system with weekly meetings. Staff provide support around independent living skills, debt, child issues, health, wellbeing, employment and training.

Rooms and charges

  • Single: 17
  • Total spaces: 17


  • Food: %author:field_hostels_food
  • Disabled facilities: 6 rooms accessible to wheelchair users. Lift in building.

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Train station - 15 minutes walk.


Currently have 2 volunteers, help with reception, gardening, painting, working alongside support workers. Phone 0191 256 2900 for further information.


Food, clothes, furniture. Phone 0191 273 8891 for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Changing Lives - Virginia 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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