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Changing Lives - Virginia House

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless males aged 18+. Prioritise applicants with a local connection to Newcastle.

Who we cannot help

Schedule 1 offenders.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

All referrals come from the Gateway. Accept referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Referrals are from Newcastle Housing Advice Centre, via the Gateway System.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1-3 Months

Maximum stay

6 months - 1 Year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

5 full-time staff on-site, 24 hour cover. Keywork system with weekly meetings. Staff provide support around independent living skills, debt, child issues, health, wellbeing, employment and training.

Total spaces


Further information

Public transport

Train station - 15 minutes walk.