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Community care support

Community care support is one of two schemes that make up Sunderland City Council's local welfare provision scheme. It is intended to help vulnerable people who lack financial resources to: 

  • enter or re-enter the community or 
  • maintain their independence within the community

The scheme can provide help with the following: 

  • beds 
  • refurbished furniture 
  • refurbished white goods 
  • small essential household items 

Eligibility criteria

The individual's application must meet the Local Welfare Provision Policy requirements and meet at least one of a number of eligibility criteria which includes lacking financial resources.

How to apply

Applications must be made via telephone to our Home and money team on 0191 520 5551. Find out where you can get other help at  

If you are waiting for a new DWP benefit award and/or are in financial difficulty, visit 

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