Newcastle West End Food Bank

We offer emergency food assistance to people in the west end of Newcastle; which is one of the most economically and socially deprived areas in the North East.

Church of the Venerable Bede

Benwell Grove, West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 8AQ

The Foodbank Centre

The Food Bank Centre, Benwell Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6LX
Tel: 0191 2753019 / 07580 751365

Joe’s Place – St Joseph’s RC Church

Joe’s Place, in the heart of Gateshead, opens its doors every Wednesday to support some of the most vulnerable people in the area, including those who are homeless, have little or no money, are living with addiction or have mental health issues.

Run by a team of dedicated volunteers Joe’s Place is a drop-in with a difference, offering table service and a choice of free, hot and cold food and refreshments from a varied menu.

As well as food and shelter, the volunteers also provide friendly conversation and a listening ear and are able to signpost anyone in need of additional support to agencies and organisations able to help. However, the main purpose of Joe’s Place is to be a warm, welcoming, friendly place where anyone in need can call in and feel at home.

The Byker Community Fridge

The Byker Community Fridge is a place for Byker residents to access FREE, GOOD QUALITY FOOD…that would otherwise be thrown away.

Situated in The Cross Cafe (at Raby Cross, NE6 2AL) and open 1-4pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, anyone is welcome to take food from the fridge. We normally have lots of bread, fruit and vegetables.

We want to stop wasting food, feeding people rather than bins, and so we also welcome donations, from individuals and local businesses, of food they can’t use. Just bring it along to the cafe and it will be gratefully received by volunteers who will put it in the fridge.

We’ll aim to update this page with details of the food we’ve got in the Byker Fridge at the moment, so you can check if you can use it before you come down!

The People’s Kitchen

Our mission is to support homeless and disadvantaged people in the Newcastle area, as we have been doing since 1985.

Charity offering friendship, food and futures to homeless and disadvantaged people.

As a volunteer organisation we are not always available, key times to ring are:

Weekdays 10am until 4pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings: 6:30 pm until 8:45 pm
Sunday 8am until 10:45 am

Mon and Thu: Outreach Van on Trafalgar St, Newcastle 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Sun: Outreach 9am – 10:45am Old Eldon Square (winter months, Alison Centre)

Basis Gateshead

We’ve welcomed over 5000 individuals at our Basis centres.
We don’t judge anyone that walks through the door, whatever their story.

Crisis Skylight

If you are homeless or at immediate risk of becoming homeless, you can access our services for free.

We offer education, training and advice in our centre in Newcastle.
Come along to one of our engagement gateway sessions at our centre, 12.30-3.30pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Tyne Housing

Who we are

Tyne provides support and housing for the North East’s most vulnerable people. Since 1973, we’ve been there for those who need us.

What we do

Through our housing, support, healthcare, training and investment in North East communities, we help people get to a better place.

Why we do it

Because we believe in people. It is the reason people choose to work with us, trust us and the reason why we will never give up on anyone.

Joseph Cowen Health Centre

Advice, health care, shower, clothes.

  • Primary health care for people who are homeless, in temporary housing or in housing need and not registered with a GP.
  • Medical advice and treatment
  • needle exchange
  • bathing
  • clothing
  • de-infestation
  • Support for people with emotional/mental health problems.
  • Pregnancy testing.
  • Access to GPs, CPN and nurse.
  • Advice on welfare rights, housing, local services, alcohol and drugs.

Night Stop Newcastle

An emergency bed in a volunteer’s home for young people in crisis.

Nightstop North East places young people who have nowhere to stay in trained volunteers’ spare rooms.

Young people receive a private room, a warm meal and somewhere safe to stay for the night, while we look for a more permanent solution.

Nightstop North East is delivered by Depaul UK.