Housing

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 affordable options and support 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.

Attendance allowance is a benefit for people with disabilities or long term health problems who need support, care or supervision

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 Message in a Bottle scheme helps you store your personal and medical information in your fridge door, so it can found quickly by emergency services. This simple idea could help to save your life.

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

Getting help at the right time can help improve your quality of life and allow you to continue enjoying life, plan ahead and make choices that are right for you.

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.

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

If you have hearing loss or a hearing impairment you can find local support and equipment.

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.

Emollients are a type of moisturiser used to help treat skin conditions. They are flammable so here’s some tips on how to use them safely.

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.

help and advice to make sure your home has good heating and insulation to keep you warm and help if you are struggling to pay your energy bills.

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 is replacing Housing Benefit for many working age people.

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.

How to spot and raise any concerns that someone is being radicalised

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.

community launderettes and laundry services in Newcastle that can wash and dry your clothes.

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.

Ways to save money at Christmas, help the environment or a good cause.

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.

The system for paying for care can be quite complicated. The amount you pay depends upon your circumstances.

Telecare can help you live confidently and independently at home. Gadgets, monitoring systems and alarms can be used to keep you safe and well. Giving you and your carers and family peace of mind.

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

Whatever stage of adult life you have reached, it is important to think about planning ahead for your future care, later life, end of life and your estate after death.

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.

Recycling – what it means and how you can make a difference to our environment by recycling, composting and reusing materials.

a helpful list of equipment and aids that you can buy to help make life easier.

If you are seeking asylum in Newcastle there are a number of local services that 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 and the cost of living.

Hoarding is when 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.