Supporting more North of Tyne residents to become economically active and move into work is central to our Inclusive Economy ambitions.

Working Homes

North of Tyne Working Homes is the first large-scale employment support programme launched by North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA).  It is an innovative partnership between housing providers, housing associations, learning providers and local authorities.

This partnership tests a new approach to supporting housing tenants to develop their skills and move into work.  Housing providers are well placed to work with their tenants and, by being part of a wider partnership, can deliver a range of support flexible and tailored to individual needs.

The range of the partnership means that the support can include formal and informal learning, skills development, job preparation, job brokerage and help to manage tenancies.  Once people enter work, support from an employment coach will continue to help them stay in work and progress.

A key feature is the integration of employment support and tenancy management, using employment coaches and other support workers as part of housing management teams.  As well as help to find work, tenants can build their resilience and gain the skills to maintain successful tenancies.

Services are delivered in locations that best meet tenant needs, including a range of neighbourhood-based hubs across the area providing on-site services within wider social community networks.  They are familiar and easily accessible to local tenants as on-site education, training, and broader learning centres.

Our partnership for Working Homes is working to help you.

The unique feature of North of Tyne Working Homes is the integration of employment support and tenancy management.

Between April 2019 to March 2024, Working Homes will support at least 2,210 of our residents. As of 30 June 2022, we’ve helped nearly 600 residents into employment and a further 200 into education and training.  If you are a council or social house tenant, we can help you.

The partnership consists of six social housing partners, click on the link most appropriate to you below to find out more.

And supported by a partner offering specialised wellbeing and skills services:

Northumberland County Council acts as the Lead Accountable Body for North of Tyne Working Homes and further information can be obtained from Project Manager Ian Coull on 07966 323661 or via email.



North of Tyne Working Homes is part-funded by the European Social Fund as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme.