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Free local debt and money advice

There are three main organisations in South Tyneside offering free debt and money advice:

  • The Welfare Support Service offers free, impartial money advice to anyone over 18 living in South Tyneside. The service can help with:
    • Benefit advice and appeals
    • Debt advice, including advice on bankruptcy and debt relief orders
    • Support with budgeting
    • Preparing for universal credit
    • Welfare reform issues
  • Citizens' Advice employs a number of money advisers offering free money advice and have debt and benefit specialists. They also offer free advice on a range of other legal issues, including employment, consumer, family and housing issues.
  • Age Concern South Tyneside - Age Concern offers information and advice on debt, benefit and money issues for people over 50 in South Tyneside.

If you rent from a social landlord they may have a specialist benefit and debt support team - speak to your landlord to check if this support is available.

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