Below are website links to some local organisations who may be able to support you.


Action Foundation – support for refugees and asylum seekers

Albert Kennedy Trust – safe homes and better futures for LGBTQ+ young people

The Angelou Centre – support for Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) women

Anxious Minds – support for people with a wide range of mental health needs


Barnardo’s SENDIASS – Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service


Changing Lives – support for people experiencing or affected by homelessness, domestic violence, addictions, long-term unemployment and more

Citizen’s Advice Gateshead – free advice and information including money advice, welfare benefit, universal credit, and housing.

The Comfrey Project – activities and support for refugees and asylum seekers

Crisis Skylight Newcastle – education, training and advice for those facing or experiencing homelessness


Disability North – support for disabled people and their friends, families and carers


Edberts House – charity with community centres in High Lanes (Edberts House), The Old Fold (Pattinson House) and Beacon Lough (Larkspur House), and one-to-one support through their Community Linking Project

The Elgin Centre – The home of Gateshead Children’s Centre in Deckham and a range of community activities for all ages

Elgin Community Kitchen – project at The Elgin Centre offering bags of food and ingredients for a low cost.


Felling Volunteer Library – within the Felling Hub, the library has a range of non-fiction & fiction books for all ages and PCs & free internet access

Friends of Felling Park and Town Centre – community group of volunteers who get together regularly to take care of and revitalise Felling


National Gambling Support Network – Information, advice and support

Gateshead Carers – confidential support and activities for unpaid carers

Gateshead Children’s Centres – support and activities for families with babies and young children aged 0 to 5

Gateshead Council Website – Information on Gateshead Council services including schools, leisure, libraries, and more

Gateshead Foodbank – food banks in central Gateshead, Blaydon and Birtley

Gateshead Council Housing – Gateshead Council’s Housing Team webpages

Gateshead Learning and Skills – life-long learning opportunities for Gateshead residents

Gateshead Older People’s Assembly – an organisation governed by older people for older people, based in Deckham

Gateshead Recovery Partnership – drug and alcohol support


Harbour – support for people facing abuse and violence

Hertfordshire House – friendly community centre in Pelaw with a range of groups and activities and a nursery




Kittiwake Trust – a community books charity providing free books to community organisations and a multilingual library


Leam Lane Community Centre – welcoming community centre offering various activities and a regular community café


Men’s Sheds Association – community spaces for men to connect, converse and create

Mental Health Concern – helping people affected by mental ill-health to regain skills, confidence, and self-belief


Newcastle Women’s Aid – support for women affected by domestic abuse

NHS Website – information on health & well-being and NHS services including doctors, dentists, pharmacies, medical emergencies and other healthcare

Northern Pride – LGBTQ+ charity working to engage and assist the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer+ community


Oasis Community Housing – support and housing for people at risk of experiencing homelessness

Our Gateshead Website – online search facility for finding out about community organisations and events across Gateshead


Peace of Mind – support for refugees and asylum seekers

The People’s Kitchen – offering food, friendship and more



Relate North East – professional support for a varied range of relationship problems


Samaritans Newcastle – dedicated volunteers provide confidential support to those in need of emotional support, and those experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Shelter North East – housing advice and support for those facing or experiencing homelessness

St Chad’s Community Project – family support, activities and childcare based in Bensham

St Mary’s Church Heworth – Anglican church welcoming people to a lively, loving and inclusive community

Stop Loan Sharks – Specialist help and advice. Details on how to report a loan shark


Talking Therapies Gateshead – support for people aged 16+ experiencing anxiety and/or depression

Tyneside Mind – help for those experiencing mental health problems or going through a difficult time


Wise Steps – one-to-one advice, training and support to help unemployed people to make positive steps towards work


Your Voice Counts – support and advocacy on a range of issues