About North East Homeless

North East Homeless provide support to those who are vulnerable and homeless in the North East of England. We provide food and emergency equipment at street outreach sessions.

NEh North East Homeless hub in North Shields
Our new Fish Quay Hub, based in North Shields.

We provide training, support and employment for people who are experiencing homelessness or who have lived through such hardships.

Our Fish Quay Hub is an exciting Café and Venue space where the public can enjoy great food and support our charity. The Hub is accessible to all and includes a Changing Place; enabling a comfortable experience for all members of the public.

We not only support people at the Hub, but local suppliers and businesses. We have made it part of our Ethos to support Local. We use local suppliers in our menus and we have Rent-a-Shelf for businesses who are going from their homes to trying a retail option with no risk.

We have a Social Supermarket which is open to everyone. You can shop on a “Take what you need, leave what you can” basis. Making accessing free food more empowering and giving dignity back. We support people in their shopping, helping put ingredients together to make recipes to feed themselves and their family.


Brian Burridge, our founder, decided in 2014 to set up a Facebook group called North East Homeless. The group brought the North East community together to donate items such as sleeping bags, food, clothing, all in support of Homeless people in the Newcastle City Centre.

North East Homeless became bigger than Brian imagined, the community spirit inspired him to formalise NEH and apply for Charity status.

Then, in November 2016, North East Homeless became a CIO with the vision and direction of supporting people who are or have experienced Homelessness and/or Poverty.

Our Trustees

Nicola Little; Trustee
Mary Hillary; Trustee
Liz Jenkins; Trustee
Rachael Bradley; Trustee
James Armstrong; Trustee
Mike Clark; Trustee
Zac Evans; Trustee
Arianne Graven; Trustee
Pete McNaughton; Trustee
Janice Burrow; Trustee Treasurer


Emma Burridge; CEO
Brian Burridge; Operations Manager
Cat Morton; Hub General Manager
Lisa McLeod; Support Worker
Steven Riddell; Support Worker
Reece Banks; Finance Officer
Janine Heppell; Administrator & PA to CEO
Andile Moyo; Admin Assistant
Jordan Kelly; Social Media & Marketing
Cathryn Pearce; Chef
Jimi Smith; Cook
Earl Charlton; Cook
Ross Calder; Barista & Hub Worker
Georgia King; Barista & Hub Worker
Lily Robison; Barista & Hub Worker
Hannah Boyle; Barista & Hub Worker
Talia Sisterson; Barista & Hub Worker
Emily McFarlane; Barista & Hub Worker
Antonia Burridge; Events & Hub Worker