Housing and Homelessness

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Introduction to Service

Assist is specifically aimed to provide assistance to people in need of help to sustain stable tenancies. We provide housing-related support to help people manage their accommodation and live independently and inclusively in the community.

We also facilitate access to appropriate specialist services such as drug treatment or mental health services, as well as helping people to stabilise and reduce risky and harmful behaviour.

We ensure that clients have access to primary healthcare services and help them develop practical living skills.

Key Information

We offer:

  • One-to-one support
  • Crisis resolution, to alleviate immediate and urgent needs
  • Advisory sessions and help with external agencies such as GPs, social services, probation service etc
  • Support for as long as required on issues such as resettlement, welfare, debt, adaptions to the home, skill development and training

Are you eligible?

People aged 18+ across South Tyneside.

Not eligible for this service?

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