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Making decision about your home can be emotional and confusing. Help is available. Whether you want to stay put, need support, or if your’re thinking about your housing options, downsizing, buying or renting.

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Furniture can be quite expensive, especially if you are in the process of moving house. There are more affordable options available in Newcastle.

Anti-social behaviour can range from dropping litter to serious harassment. It can have a major negative effect on your health and your quality of life.

Autism is a life-long condition which affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. This page has more information about local support organisations and groups in Newcastle.

The Bottle in the Fridge initiative is an emergency information scheme that is currently provided free of charge by Caring Hands.

If you decide to move house, you need to find out what type of housing will suit your needs best and what is available.

This fund is available for carers to take breaks and opportunities that give them choice, independence and control to improve their health and wellbeing.

Care homes can provide accommodation with either personal or nursing care, depending upon your needs. They vary in size and in the facilities that they provide.

Help with cleaning and housework.

Poster with information on safeguarding for Newcastle during the coronavirus period.

 

Council Tax Support is a benefit that helps people on a low income to pay the Council Tax on the property they live in.

There are approximately nine million people in the UK who are deaf or hard of hearing. More than half of people over the age of 60 years old have a hearing loss, which is usually related to the ageing process.

Help is available to manage debt if you need it. This article covers everything from planning your finances, financial help, utility debt and illegal lending.

If you are bothered by pests in your home or garden, the City Pest Control team will be able to help you.

Things to look out for to keep your home and belongings safe

Emergency funds provide lump sum cash payments or loans to cover extra expenses that you find difficult to cover from your regular income.

The European Union Settlement Scheme requires all non-UK and non-Irish European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals to apply to stay in the UK.

Information on how to avoid falls and what to do if you have a fall.

Many house fires can be prevented by following these simple steps.

Gardening is good for you. It is therapy and fitness rolled into one.

Tips on how to be gas safe at home

Whether you live in council property, rent from a private landlord, own your own home or live in sheltered accommodation, there are many agencies that can help you to deal with housing problems.

If you need repairs doing to your home and can’t do them yourself then there is help available. Always find someone you can trust before you let them into your home.

If you own or rent your home and you’re having problems with repairs, damp, staying warm, electrics, rats, noisy neighbours or more, help is available.

There are schemes that can provide you with a reliable gardener to help keep you garden in good condition at an affordable price.

There are several organisations that can provide help and advice to ensure that your home has adequate heating and insulation to meet your needs.

There are supported shopping schemes that can help you buy your essential items or have them delivered.

You can make changes to your home or get  equipment to help you with day-to-day tasks and activities.  This can be important to your wellbeing and quality of life.

If you need some support at home with personal care such as bathing, dressing and making meals, there are organisations that may be able to help you.

Housing benefit provides help towards rent costs and some housing service charges for people on a low income or wage.

Universal Credit has replaced most new claims for working age means-tested benefits, including Housing Benefit in most cases, but some people still receive it.

There are many types of housing available for older people and it is important to assess your current and future needs before you start your search. Find out more about sheltered housing, assisted living and almshouses here.

There are grants available to help pay for adaptations and equipment to make life easier around your home.

Attacks from terrorists are on the rise. Important information about how to keep safe and report suspicious activity.

Keeping warm in cold weather is important. Alongside cold and flu, cold weather can cause serious health problems, such as heart attacks, stroke, hypothermia and pneumonia. It’s important to stay warm.

Sometimes you may need a helping hand with your house work. Some local areas have launderette facilities and there are some charities and organisations in Newcastle that offer laundry services.

A learning disability is a life-long condition. It affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. People with a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate.

Care homes provide accommodation with either personal or nursing care, depending upon your needs. They vary in size and in the facilities that they provide.

Simple steps to make your home safer.

If you are finding it difficult to prepare your own meals and have no other way of getting a main meal, you may want to consider applying to have hot meals delivered to your home.

If you are thinking of moving abroad, your first step should be to get as much information as possible about the realities of living in a foreign country.

You need to take time to decide whether to move in with relatives, as the relationship you have with your family and your own individual circumstances will naturally affect how suitable this option would be for you.

Neighbourhood Watches are ran by volunteers to help make sure the area remains safe and to prevent crime. There may be a Neighbourhood Watch in your local area.

If you have a problem with noise in your neighbourhood there are several courses of action you can take, depending upon the seriousness of the problem.

If you’re worried about getting help if you have an accident at home or fall ill suddenly, a 24 hour response, monitoring or support service may be useful to you to help you live confidently and independently.

PIP is a benefit to help towards some of the extra costs associated with ill-health or disability

There are several types of problems that you may experience in your neighbourhood. You may have noisy neighbours, or you may be experiencing verbal abuse or threats from someone in your area.

If you are seeking asylum in Newcastle there are a number of local services who can help with support and advice.

This article signposts you to support and help if you are on a low income.

This article explains the housing and support services that are available for people with a learning disability or autism.

Help to plan moving home including advice on decluttering, removal companies and how to dispose of unwanted items.

There are many reasons why you may want to consider moving from your home, however moving house is a big step in your life so before making a decision, here are some things to consider.

Universal Credit is replacing six working-age means-tested benefits. It provides one payment which takes into account housing, employment, children and income.

Vandalism and graffiti can contribute greatly to the fear of crime. Find out how to report it here.

There are many ways that you can deal with crime or community safety issues. This section explains some of these, giving contact details of those who can help.

There are a number of state funded financial benefits which you maybe eligible to receive which will help to improve your quality of life.

Hoarding is where someone collects large amounts of items and is unable to throw any of them away. This can become a problem and be risky for the person living in the home and their neighbours.

Find out more about places where you can receive legal advice in Newcastle.

Help available if you are in danger of becoming homeless or you need help with housing.