If you are looking for a home or needing to move there are a number of options available in Newcastle with a wide range of advice and support to assist you should you require it.
Your Choice Homes (YCH) is the name of the choice-based lettings scheme which is a partnership between Newcastle City Council, Your Homes Newcastle and many Housing Associations in the City.
"Choice-based" means that you "bid" for properties instead of being put on a waiting list and having a property offered to you. YCH advertise available properties every week and you can find these in the Evening Chronicle on a Tuesday or advertised in your local housing office or by accessing their website. You can register with YCH online or telephone your local housing office or the property shop to have an application form sent to you by post. Go to Your Choice Homes for more information.
Housing Associations are independent, not for profit organisations that provide low cost, social housing. Any profit is used to maintain properties and build new ones. They are the UK's major providers of new homes to rent. Many also provide shared ownership scheme.
Private rented accommodation in Newcastle offers availability, flexibility and choice. A wide variety of furnished and unfurnished accommodation from bedsits to houses are generally available. There are several different ways of finding privately rented accommodation.
Newcastle has a range of homeless supported accommodation that aims to meet the needs of people who are in crisis to those who require longer-term support.
To help to improve access for some of the City's most vulnerable adults Newcastle City Council has developed with partner commissioning and provider agencies a Supported Housing Gateway. The Newcastle Gateway is a single register and access point for homeless supported accommodation and will allow statutory agencies in Newcastle to match clients with and refer clients to these types of accommodation within the City.
If you would like to consider homelessness supported accommodation, access is through one of the statutory agencies within the City such as Social Services, Probation, the Youth Offending Team, Mental Health services. If you do not have any involvement with one of these agencies, staff at the Housing Advice Centre can advise you further on availablity and access to specific projects.
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Page last updated: 10 October, 2011