Shelter Newcastle

 Call us

0344 515 1601

Legal aid helps with the cost of legal advice and representation in court.

Our legal aid service helps with action against:

  • a council's decision to refuse help if you are homeless
  • disrepair that causes serious risk of harm to your health or safety
  • eviction court cases started by your landlord
  • harassment or illegal eviction by your landlord

How to qualify

Your housing issue must be covered by legal aid.

You must also have:

  • a good chance of winning the case
  • a low income or receive certain benefits
  • savings, investments or property under a certain limit (£8,000 in 2016)

'I'd like to thank Shelter for helping to resolve a somewhat tricky situation. I would hardly have managed it on my own.'

 Finding us


  • Wheel chair access: Yes - full
  • Adapted toilets: Yes
  • Level entrance.


Access to interpreters and Language Line.

 Areas served

Darlington, County Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar & Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton on Tees, Sunderland