Cost of living support
Other support and advice
Money and debt advice
- Welfare Support Service
The Welfare Support Service is the first point of contact for money advice in South Tyneside.
- Money and debt support services in South Tyneside
Find local and national support services.
- Advice from the government
GOV.UK has help pages about how to support your income, housing support, help with childcare costs, transport and getting into work.
South Tyneside Council provides:
- Housing Benefit
Help to pay your rent if you are on a low income
- Council Tax Support
Help to pay your Council Tax if you're on a low income
The government provides other benefits, such as Universal Credit, Tax Credits, Job Seeker's Allowance and low-income benefits, disabilities benefits and benefits for families.
See GOV.UK: Benefits
- Crisis support
If you have a financial crisis, you may be able to get short-term financial help.
- Food banks
Food banks supply food parcels for individuals and families in crisis.
- Activities over the school holidays which include a nutritious meal each day.
South Tyneside Works supports residents who are out of education, employment and training.
- Skills South Tyneside
Skills South Tyneside offers a range of over 250 courses to help you get into work, change career path and to improve your skills.
- Employment and training agencies in South Tyneside
Agencies in South Tyneside to help you get back into work, training, or education, or support you with setting up your own business.