There are a range of housing options in Newcastle for older people which aim to meet their varied needs. These are provided by the council and Registered Providers.

The majority of these properties are advertised on Newcastle Homes which applicants can bid for. The only exception to this is Assisted Living properties which are allocated through a panel. 

Property adverts will state the property type, whether there is a minimum age requirement and whether there are any additional criteria that must be met by the applicant. 

The information below may help you to decide which option is right for you but if you are unsure or have any questions about any of the information on this page you can contact Your Homes Newcastle's Housing Plus Team on the contact details below.


Your Homes Newcastle- Housing PlusHousing Plus logo

Office phone number     0191 2788585


In writing                        Housing Plus 

                                       Your Homes Newcast

                                       Benton Park Road,

                                       Newcastle upon Tyne

                                       NE7 7LX

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 council tenant you can find out more information about adapting your current home on YHN's website by clicking on this link How do I apply for an adaptation?

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.

You can find out more about adapting your current home and Care and Repair Newcastle by clicking here.

Assisted Living

Assisted living is a housing option for people aged 55 or over and who value their independence but need help with some day to day tasks. Assisted living can maximise your health and wellbeing and help you to live independently for as long as possible.

With Assisted Living you will have your own apartment, your own front door and tenancy. You will pay rent and service charges and a manager will be available during office hours. In addition to this Assisted Living has an onsite care team to provide your planned care and support during the day. 

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If you would like to have a look at some of the accommodation available please click on the image of our Assisted Living brochure.

To find out more or to apply for an assisted living apartment please contact a Supported Housing Advisor on the details below:

Phone:       07929 823 688


The Support Housing Advisor will carry out an assessment of your housing, care and support needs. Following the assessment a panel will consider whether assisted living is suitable for you.

Supported Housing Advisors can also discuss other housing options if you're not sure if assisted living is the best option for you.




Your Homes Newcastle - Housing Plus YHN Housing Plus Property Brochure

Housing Plus services are designed to make living easier by offering support to help elderly or disabled people live independently at home. They also offer an impressive range of rented housing options for older people in Newcastle designed with comfort and home security in mind. 

You can find out more about the accommodation and services that Housing Plus offer on this page and in the Housing Plus brochure. Click on the image of the brochure to open the document.


Housing Plus - Sheltered
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This option provides an impressive range of rented housing options for older people in Newcastle, including bungalows and apartments located across the city.

The Housing Plus - Sheltered developments are exclusively for people over 55, offering affordable accommodation designed with quality, comfort and home security in mind.

Each customer has their own independent apartment and a Housing Plus Officer is based in each development, providing a welcoming atmosphere and support to live independently with opportunities for social interaction and wellbeing support tailored to individual customers’ needs.

You can find more information by clicking on this link Housing Plus - Sheltered | Your Homes Newcastle (


Housing Plus – Assisted LivingHousing Plus Assisted Living logo

We manage Assisted Living housing schemes for customers over the age of 55 with a care need. Each customer has their own independent apartment, with the additional support of a care team and enhanced housing management service.

You can find more information by clicking on this link Housing Plus - Assisted Living | Your Homes Newcastle (


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Housing Plus - Community offers tailored services that help older people to live independently in their own homes. This service can provided to customers who don’t live in one of the sheltered or assisted living developments managed by Your Homes Newcastle and provides a little extra housing support along with social and wellbeing activities. This includes access to a Housing Plus Officer, inclusion in activities happening at a local Housing Plus - Sheltered scheme along with Ostara, our 24/7 alarm and response service.


Ostara - Falls response serviceOstara Falls Response Service logo

Ostara provides a range of 24-hour support and falls response services to those living in the North East, to help keep you or your loved ones living safely and independently at home. More information on the services we can offer can be found on the Ostara website at 

You can also contact Ostara using the contact details below:

Phone          0191 277 7470


In writing     YHN House, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7LX