SHAID - Housing advice and support

We provide housing advice, support and related services to help young people make the difficult transition to living independently in the community.

Our services include:

  • Pre Tenancy Service - support for young people aged 18-25 years, who have issues around housing.
  • Floating Support - offering young people age 16 -25 support in their own  tenancies or in the transitional period towards independent living.
  • St Peters Court - A complex of sixteen self-contained fully furnished apartments. The development is specifically designed for former armed services personnel.
  • Derwentside Cree - Based at Wear Road Community House in Stanley, the Cree is a men's peer support project designed to reduce isolation and promote social inclusion through group activities, informal training and mentoring. 
  • Plan 4 Life - SHAID and DurhamWorks Plan 4 Life programme is for people aged 16 -24 living in County Durham. This project approaches your educational and employment dreams in an informal, creative and fun environment.
  • Social Isolation Navigator - SHAID’s Social Isolation Navigator service provides support to adults aged 18+ throughout the Stanley area who feel isolated and unable to actively engage with others in the local community. Working one to one we help identify services or groups which best suit your needs, giving you the tools to re-engage with society.

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Kevin Howe
Contact position
01207 238 241

Charity number - 1074505

Where to go

Front Street
County Durham

Other details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes
  • Aged 16-25 who live within Derwentside.
  • St Peter's Court takes referrals from throughout the country, no age restriction.
  • Our Cree projects are available to all men who live in County Durham.

Local Offer

Local Offer description

The premises is unsuitable for wheelchair users, however SHAID will endeavour to see any clients with mobility issues in premises more suited to their needs.


Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.
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