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Praxis Service

Referral address

508 Elswick Road
Newcastle upon Tyne


0191 273 4558


0191 273 2240




Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Single homeless people with support needs, single women with dependent children, and young single asylum seekers. Priority given to applicants with a local connection. Target 7% residents from black and minority ethnic groups, and 50% women.

Will not accept

Arsonists, people with a history of violence and sex offences.


How to get in ^ back to top

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or write. Application form completed by applicant and referral agency prior to interview. Need relevant reports.

Waiting list

Operate waiting list of 4-6 people.



Length of stay
Minimum4 weeks
Maximum2 years
Average6-8 months

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

9 full time staff provide on-site or visiting support Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, emergency on-call system. Keywork system (6-8 residents per worker), regular keywork meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Staff give advice and help with social skills, money management, relationships, child protection, community involvement, employment.

Health services

Alcohol specialist on staff team. Referral to specialist drug and alcohol agencies.

Access to move-on

Staff help with applications and grants, obtaining furniture and fittings.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces

39 In 8 buildings. 14 spaces for women only, 4 for men only.


Single: 39
Contact project for details of ineligible costs.

FurnishingsRooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
Other facilitiesLounge, playrooms, garden/yard.
FoodSelf catering.
Disabled facilities1 room accessible for wheelchair users.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in designated room only. Licence agreement.

Resident access

24 hour access, no restrictions.


By arrangement. Can stay overnight with staff permission.

User participation

Twice weekly residents' meetings.

Further information ^ back to top


Home Group.

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