Whether looking to move or remain in your own home there are a number of housing options available to people with disabilities or long term health issues who require accessible housing.


Moving Home

If you have specific needs such as level access or a lift you will need to be assessed by our Housing Needs Team. They will consider your needs and provide a medical recommendation which will detail what type of property or adaptations you need. You may also qualify for a priority banding if your current property is putting you at risk of harm. You can find more information about this on the Priority Bands page.

The majority of our adapted and accessible homes are advertised on Newcastle Homes. The property advert will include information about the property such as it it is level access, if it is suitable for wheelchair users, if there is a lift etc. 

If you have any questions about an advertised property please Contact Us.


Adapting your Current Property

If your home no longer meets your needs it may be possible to adapt your property to meet your needs. 

If you are a current Newcastle City Council tenant you can find out more information about adapting your current home by on (0191) 278 7878.

If you are a homeowner or renting from a private landlord you will need to contact Care and Repair Newcastle.

Care and Repair Newcastle is a Home Improvement Agency and part of Newcastle City Council. They offer reliable information, support, advice and services that can help to make sure your home is fit for purpose. Care and Repair Newcastle offer advice about the services that are available to helping disabled and older people to stay in their own homes longer.

Care and Repair provide advice about:Care and Repair Newcastle

  • Disabled Facilities Grants

  • Equipment Loan Scheme

  • My Home, My Future

  • Energy Advice

  • Gas Safety

  • Helping Hands Home Repair

For more information please visit www.careandrepairnewcastle.co.uk


You can contact Care and Repair Newcastle on the details below:

Phone:               0191 2115836

Email:                 careandrepairnewcastle@newcastle.gov.uk

In writing:          Care and Repair Newcastle, Fairer Housing Unit, Newcastle City Council, 9th Floor, Civic   

                          Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QN