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Extra Care Schemes - Available Now

Published: Thursday 2 January 2020

Bowmont House is an Extra Care Scheme located at Newcastle Great Park, just a few minutes from Gosforth and Kingston Park. For further information on the properties available and how to apply please click here.

Getting Involved in Newcastle

Published: Tuesday 29 October 2019

Tenants and Leaseholders are our customers and the best people to tell us what we’re doing right and how we can improve our services.


To become involved and for more information on the ways you can have your say about housing services and housing plans in Newcastle please click here

North Tyneside Council Lettings Review

Published: Friday 7 June 2019

Your views matter

North Tyneside Council is reviewing its Lettings Policy and would welcome your help.  We are seeking your views as you are registered with Tyne and Wear Homes for rehousing in North Tyneside. The proposed changes may affect you.

Lettings Policy Review  

Our policy was last reviewed in 2016, however it is good practice to review it every two years in order to respond to changes in government legislation and in the local housing market. The six changes we are considering could help us to:

  • fulfil our responsibility to all of our housing applicants to ensure people are living in accommodation most suitable to their needs, to rehouse those in the most housing need, and to let homes in the most efficient and effective way

  • make the best use of existing housing stock, which is in short supply, and manage stock effectively.

Taking part

You can take part in the consultation by clicking on this consultation has now closed to our anonymous questionnaire.  The information you provide will only be used to help us improve how we deliver our services. 

If you want to know more about some of the terms used in the questionnaire or would like to understand more about the thinking behind the options being considered, please follow the link within the questionnaire to the Frequently Asked Questions sheet we have prepared.

If you have any questions about the consultation or wish to request this information in another format, please contact either Julia Orton on (0191) 643 6202) or Fiona Robson on (0191 643 6212) or e-mail

Please submit your completed questionnaire by Sunday 13th July 2019.

Thank you very much for giving some of your time to help review the Lettings Policy.

Phil Scott

Head of Environment, Housing and Leisure

Your Homes Newcastle under-occupation rent top-ups

Published: Thursday 10 January 2019

Are you looking for a new home but worried about how having a spare room could affect your benefits?


If you’re interested in one of Your Homes Newcastle’s available properties but put off by the under-occupation charge, YHN might be able to help you access rent top-ups that will cover the cost of the extra bedroom.


To be eligible for these rent top-ups, you must sign up for a property that has one bedroom more than you need and be actively looking for work. 


If approved, you will receive the top-ups until you find a job up to a maximum of twelve months.  When your top-up ends, you will have to pay the extra rent yourself but you will be referred to Your Homes Newcastle’s advice and support service to help you prepare for this.




Contact Your Homes Newcastle’s Housing Options team on 0191 277 2020 to find out more.

We want your views of Tyne & Wear Homes

Published: Monday 17 December 2018
We want your views of Tyne & Wear Homes

Your Homes Newcastle

Applying for a home through Tyne and Wear Homes?  Is it working for you?

Your Homes Newcastle and Newcastle City Council are currently helping Tyne and Wear Homes to look at how things work. 

Whether you're a Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside or South Tyneside applicant we want to know what will improve the application process and make it transparent, fair, easy to understand and user friendly.

Click here for survey

That's not the end of it though...

Complete the survey above by 15 January 2019 and you'll be entered into a prize draw where 3 lucky winners will win either a £50 or £25 high street shopping voucher. 

Make sure to enter your current Tyne and Wear Homes reference number at the end of the survey before you press submit to enter the draw. Good luck!

Please do not respond to this email.  If you need help with your housing application, please contact your local Housing Services team.