Contact your local advice provider

Sunderland City Council funds three local advice providers - Shiney Advice and Resources Project, Sunderland West Advice Project and Citizens Advice Sunderland - to ensure you can access advice and guidance on welfare benefit issues, debt and prevention of homelessness.

Their services are provided free of charge, near to where you live.

These advice providers can also put you in touch with a range of specialists, including council services such as Sunderland Welfare Rights Service, should your query be more complex.

We have also provided details of a number of other services across the city that can offer advice, information and support.