Money and debt advice (adult social care)

National advice

As well as the local organisations offering free money advice, there are a number of national organisations and websites that can help:

  • Age UK - a range of advice and information resources, and they also offer a range of financial products and services for the over-50s, helping people plan for later life (or call 0800 678 1602)
  • Carers UK - support for carers, including benefits checks, advice on financial and practical matters, and a listening service for carers to talk through their caring situation and how it makes them feel (or call 0808 808 7777)
  • The Royal British Legion - for people who have worked in the armed forces, and their families, a range of benefit, money and financial support is available
  • CarePlace - information about paying for your care and planning ahead
  • Which?: Later life care - free, independent and practical guidance about making care choices
  • Independent Age - 0800 319 6789
  • Alzheimer's Society - 0333 150 3456
  • Sense - for people who are deafblind (or call 0300 330 9256)
  • EAC (Elderly Accommodation Counsel) - housing advice (or call 0800 377 7070)
  • Dementia UK - 0800 888 6678

Independent service providers are not endorsed by South Tyneside Council and we cannot be responsible if the information is out of date as we rely on the service providers to notify us of any changes.

Please make your own enquiries about these services.