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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Support for people

  1. Overview
  2. Council services
  3. Support for people
  4. Support for businesses
  5. Volunteering
  6. Public transport updates from Nexus
  7. News and messages from the Council
  8. School closures
  9. Outbreak Management Plan

Support for people

There have been a number of support services set up to help support the people of South Tyneside during this times. Many services are also continuing to run and help people during this time.

See below for new and current support services, advice and information which are available during this time:

Most at risk people

Financial help and crisis support

Care and health

Staying safe

Housing

Schools

Free school meals will still be provided to eligible children

Migrant communities

We can provide help if you:

  • Currently have no immigration status awarded by the Home Office
  • Have no access to benefits (known as no recourse to Public Funds)
  • Are homeless
  • Need assistance or accommodation

Call the South Tyneside Homes Housing Options team on 0300 123 6633.

Other support

Social distancing cards and badges

Optional badges that can be used to show the carrier may have difficulties or concerns in maintaining social distancing.

Visit the government website for information on social distancing cards and badges.

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