Help and advice

If you are looking for some help or advice there are a number of options available to you.

If you are unsure which the best option for you is, a good place to try first is the Advice and Support Team based in The Gateshead Housing Company at the Civic Centre.

If the Advice and Support team cannot help you directly, they will refer or signpost to the most suitable service, depending on your needs.

Advice and Support Team (The Gateshead Housing Company, Civic Centre)
Tel: 0191 433 6161

Rent and Income Team
Tel: 0191 433 6150

Housing Benefit
Tel: 0191 433 4646

To apply for Housing Benefit go to Gateshead Council’s Housing Benefit webpages.

Council Tax
Tel: 0191 433 3600

For information about Council Tax go to Gateshead Council’s Council Tax webpages.

Debt Advice Team (Civic Centre)
Tel: 0191 433 6165

Citizens Advice (Gateshead)
Tel: 0344 245 1288

Gateshead Job Centre
Tel: 0845 604 3719

GOV.UK Government website

Government’s website for Universal Credit information