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