About us

The Armed Forces Outreach Service supports members of the Armed Forces community, including those who have left (regardless of how long ago) or are leaving. The service also offers support and advice to serving reservists and to family members of the above groups. We have a point of contact within the different councils and housing providers across Gateshead, Newcastle, South Tyneside, Durham and Northumberland. As well as directly supporting members of the Armed Forces community, we refer clients to other specialist organisations we work in partnership with, meaning we can deal with a range of queries. We are proud to be Associate members of the Confederation of Service Charities (Cobseo). Read one of our success stories at the No Homeless Veterans website.


We are still offering support during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Most of this is done remotely, due to the need for social distancing. See our phone and email contact information.

Cllr Alison Ilderton-Thompson (then Mayor of Gateshead) and Susan Winfield, Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear with Douglas Cornish in the Mayor’s Parlour