Praxis Service

Referral address

508 Elswick Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Referral phone

0191 273 4558

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people with support needs, single women with dependent children, and young single asylum seekers. Priority given to applicants with a local connection. Target 7% residents from black and minority ethnic groups, and 50% women.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists, people with a history of violence and sex offences.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 65

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or write. Application form completed by applicant and referral agency prior to interview. Need relevant reports.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 4 weeks
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

9 full time staff provide on-site or visiting support Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, emergency on-call system. Keywork system (6-8 residents per worker), regular keywork meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Staff give advice and help with social skills, money management, relationships, child protection, community involvement, employment.

Rooms and charges

Contact project for details of ineligible costs.

  • Single: 39
  • Total spaces: 39


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
  • Food: %author:field_hostels_food
  • Disabled facilities: 1 room accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, playrooms, garden/yard.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in designated room only. Licence agreement.


By arrangement. Can stay overnight with staff permission.

User participation


Further information

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Praxis Service 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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