Depaul UK - Simonside House

Referral address

54 Simonside Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne

Referral phone

0191 209 6705

Referral email


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

Referral agencies

All referrals must come via the Gateway.

Referral procedure

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

Support offered

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.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Chillingham Metro station - 5 minutes walk. Buses 1, 62, 63.

Is this page accurate?

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