North Tyneside is a great place to live, work and visit – bordered by the North Sea and River Tyne and including the towns of Wallsend, Whitley Bay, North Shields and Killingworth.

Our population is currently 202,500 and is expected to rise as more people are attracted to live here. Our most recent independent residents’ survey told us that 79 per cent are satisfied with the borough as a place to live and we are committed to making that even higher. We provide excellent education, with 96 per cent of pupils attending a school rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. We are one of the safest metropolitan boroughs in the country and we take pride in the cleanliness of our streets and award-winning parks and beaches.


North Tyneside Homefinder (Housing Allocations)

North Tyneside Council
Quadrant East – 2nd Floor Left
The Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY

Tel:  0345 2000 102


Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm



If you need housing advice or you are at risk of homelessness or are homeless and have nowhere to stay, please contact the Housing Advice Team.

Housing Advice Team 
North Shields Customer First Centre
Northumberland Square
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE30 1QU

Telephone: 0191 643 2520


Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 4.30pm

Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm

Please note, if it is between 6.00pm and 8.00am (or any time at a weekend or on a Bank Holiday) and you have nowhere to stay, please call the out of hour’s service for advice.

Telephone: 0191 200 6800


Housing choices

North Tyneside Council Policy (opens in a new window)