Depaul UK - Simonside House
54 Simonside Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne
0191 209 6705
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Young single homeless people aged 16-25 and young people leaving care. Must have a local connection to Newcastle upon Tyne (6 months residency) unless escaping from domestic violence/harassment.
Who we cannot help
Schedule 1 offenders. People with high dependency drug issues.
- Minimum age accepted: 16
- Maximum age accepted: 24
How to get a referral
All referrals must come via the Gateway.
Complete referral on Gateway through Housing Advice Centre or other professionals eg social workers. Require background information (previous housing history, substance use, mental health and offending issues) and proof of ID.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 6 months
- Maximum stay: 2 years
Support and accommodation
Staff available 24/7, waking night staff. key worker system (6 residents per key worker), with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Independent living skills programme. Support around education, training and employment, and other practical and emotional issues. Sports coaching and ICT suite.
Rooms and charges
£11.68pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
- Single: 13
- Move On: 5
- Total spaces: 13
- Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins and fridges.
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- Disabled facilities: None.
- Other facilities: Lounge, activities room, garden.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
Must participate in programme of support. No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in own rooms only. Licence agreement.
Mon-Fri 3pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10pm. Overnight guests with photo ID, up to 3 nights per week.
Chillingham Metro station - 5 minutes walk. Buses 1, 62, 63.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for Depaul UK - Simonside 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.