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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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Affordable furniture

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

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

Autism 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.

Bottle in the Fridge – emergency information scheme

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

Buying or renting ordinary housing

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

Carers Wellbeing Fund

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

Choosing a care home

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.

Cleaning services

Help with cleaning and housework.

Council Tax Support

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

Deaf and hard of hearing

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.