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Crisis support

Types of support:  

  1. Hardship Fund (support during the coronavirus pandemic)
  2. Crisis expenses
  3. Community Care (household goods, furniture or carpets)

Hardship Fund (support during the coronavirus pandemic)

South Tyneside Council has set up a local Hardship Fund, for people experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Hardship Fund is for anyone who:

  • is suffering financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and
  • needs help with daily living expenses such as food, gas and electricity

Applications will be considered on a case by case basis. You will need to provide proof of your circumstances.

How to apply:

For more information about what support is available during the coronavirus pandemic, see support for residents.

Crisis expenses

If you have a financial crisis, you can apply for help with your daily living expenses (for up to seven days). This includes:

  • Food
  • Gas
  • Electricity

Applications will be considered on a case by case basis. You will need to provide proof of your circumstances.

How to apply:

Community Care (household goods, furniture or carpets)

Community Care aims to help vulnerable applicants stay in the community, or move back into the community after time in support or unsettled accommodation.

Applications will be considered on a case by case basis. You will need to provide proof of your circumstances.

Families showing that they are experiencing exceptional pressure can also access this service:

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    Rolling Mill Road
    Viking Industrial Park
    Jarrow
    Tyne and Wear
    United Kingdom
    NE32 3DP

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