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Beach Lodge

Supported living providers in 
North East England

Supporting Lives is a small organisation helping people who find themselves in need of a roof over their heads. Working closely with our local councils, charities, churches, and the police force, we provide supported living accommodation in South Tyneside, Durham, and Northumberland.

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Discover your pathway to independence with us

Supporting Lives was established in 2014 with the specific objective of providing people with safe, supported accommodation in North East England. We currently operate a range of transitional support properties across South Tyneside, Durham, and Northumberland. Housing is one of the key factors in motivating, achieving, and sustaining change in people’s lives. We believe that everyone needs somewhere to live, someone to love and something to do and this is the narrative that drives the development of our organisation.

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Our key aims:

Increase safety amongst homeless populations and reduce risk to our communities

Empower people gain the skills required to live independently and free of services

Increase an individual’s life skills and ability to self-manage their own behaviour

Deliver measurable improvements to a person’s physical and mental health, and wellbeing


"I don't even recognise myself, I'm the best I've ever been, and that's thanks to the staff at Supporting Lives."

About Supporting Lives

We are experts at working with people who are socially marginalised, stigmatised and most in need. Our task is to provide the right support at the right time and give them the skills to live independently and become needed. Most of our referrals have histories of failed accommodation placements and will often present as chaotic with physical/mental health disorders and significant behavioural difficulties. We place great emphasis on providing environments that encourage positive behavioural change. This is achieved by investing in the skills, competencies, and qualifications of a professional workforce with the passion and knowledge of experts by experience.

Our model affords flexibility in terms of criteria and eligibility due to ever-changing needs and demands, as our client demographic can vary. Support is provided to sustain tenancies, address primary health needs, and promote lasting behavioural change amongst our residents. People are supported through co-produced care plans and are encouraged to be proactive in identifying the nature of the support they receive.


Work with us

Are you interested in working with Supporting Lives? With paid and volunteer roles available, there is a range of ways you can make a difference for vulnerable people in your local community. To learn more about us and the opportunities available, get in touch.


Our team

Kevin Kinsella - Managing Director
Nigel Ridley - Head of Operations
Vicki Noble - Area Manager
John Noble - Marlow Lodge Manager

Kevin Kinsella


Nigel Ridley


Vicki Noble

Area Manager

John Noble

Marlow Lodge Manager

Gavin Miller Senior Night Watch
Shelly Harvey Regional Manager
Robert Furguson Night Watch
Anthony Barker Night Watch

Gavin Miller

Ridge House Manager

Shelly Harvey

Regional Manager

Robert Furguson

Night Watch

Anthony Barker

Night Watch

Carrie Lumsden Support Worker
Kurtis Halton Support Worker

Carrie Lumsden

Support Worker

Kurtis Halton

Support Worker


Meghan Brown

Support Worker

Carly Temple

Support Worker


Our supporters

Homeless Link logo
Blucure Property Care Ltd logo
Blucore Property Care Ltd logo
Greggs logo
Warburtons logo
Sainsburys logo

Make a donation and help us provide life-changing support to vulnerable people in South Tyneside,  Durham, and Northumberland. Whether you choose to make a one-off donation or pledge a regular amount, every contribution is gratefully received.

 Help us provide safe, supported living for those in need today.


Our associations

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Address: 111-113 Beach Road, South Shields, NE33 2LZ

Telephone: 0191 455 9333



Supporting Lives operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You're able to reach us via telephone throughout the day. Alternatively, you can email or message via the website contact form.


At Supporting Lives, the safety of our residents and staff is our priority. We have extensive measures in place and all our properties operate in accordance with the UK government's COVID-19 guidelines.

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