Chair of Leazes Homes, Bill Midgley

Our Chair calls on government to make affordable rent more affordable

February 13th, 2018

Bill Midgley, Chair of Leazes Homes, is calling on the government to address the concerns of social housing tenants around the country on the affordability of so-called “affordable homes”, and to consider a new rent model for tenants like his.  Mr Midgley, who has chaired the Newcastle-based affordable housing provider since its inception in 2009, […]

Read all about us!

February 1st, 2018

We’re approaching our tenth year of business and we have exciting plans for the future,  so we’ve created a short document that provides a summary of our achievements over the past nine years and our hopes for those to come. You can read it here. 

We’re looking for a new Chair and two new Trustees!

January 5th, 2018

Leazes Homes has three vacancies to fill on its Board; we’re looking for a Chair, and two new Trustees. Read on for more information about the roles: Chair role In October 2018 our current Chair’s third term of office will come to an end and we need to recruit a new Chair who will also […]

Ribbons and rejoicing – a festive launch for Throckley’s Dewley House

December 20th, 2017

New accommodation for older people in Throckley has been officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle to lots of festive cheer – with mince pies, Christmas music and twinkly lights helping to provide a very merry atmosphere. Dewley House and neighbouring older person’s bungalows, which are part of the wider new community of The […]

Read the latest issue of Leazes Homes and People!

October 27th, 2017

Our latest newsletter will be arriving on your doormats and day now but you can also read it here. In it you’ll find details of our two new Trustees, information about new developments across the city and lots of useful advice around fire safety.  You’ll also see our annual review for the last financial year […]

We’ve appointed a tireless community campaigner as our tenant trustee

October 16th, 2017

Mick Brady, a former bus driver who has held various important positions in his local community, has joined our Board as a tenant trustee.   We invited all of our tenants to apply for a position on the Board and Mick, who has lived in a bungalow owned by Leazes Homes in Pendower for four years, was […]

Roman remains found on new housing site

September 11th, 2017

Remains discovered at a Leazes Homes and Newcastle City Council housing development have been described as “perhaps the most significant find in the region for over 50 years” by Richard Carlton, the archaeologist who unearthed them. When work on the new development in the Benwell area of the city began it was no surprise when […]

New housing development honours World War I heroes

August 14th, 2017

A new housing scheme in Dinnington Village will provide housing for older people and those with dementia while at the same time honouring soldiers from the area who lost their lives in World War I. Leazes Homes, in partnership with Newcastle City Council, are offering 32 properties for older people and five dementia friendly bungalows […]

Leazes Homes appoints housing and care specialist as trustee

August 4th, 2017

We’re very pleased to welcome Dawn Keightley as a Leazes Homes trustee! Leazes Homes is a charity and has over 500 properties throughout the city, providing a large amount of supported housing, including specific developments for those with extra care needs, learning and physical disabilities, and dementia.  It was formed as part of Your Homes […]