Cost of living support

Other support and advice

Money and debt advice

Check if you are entitled to benefits

South Tyneside Council provides:

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 and food

  • 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.

Jobs and skills support

  • 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.