Financial support and money advice
Sunderland City Council endeavours to ensure that information contained on this page is up to date and correct and in line with the latest NHS and Government advice. The council accepts no liability for error or omission.
The spread of coronavirus may be having an impact on your work and benefits. It's important to rely on reputable sources of information for what this might mean for you. Information is changing frequently so check regularly - www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Please make sure you access the range of support that is being made available by the government before you access crisis services; however, if there are delays in accessing these financial support measures help with food and fuel is available via Sunderland City Council and help with food is available at Sunderland Foodbank and some other smaller local providers if you are in financial crisis.
Details of foodbank opening times / distribution points are on Sunderland Information Point.
For more information on the council's scheme see https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/crisis-support
Please note Gentoo also provide a crisis support scheme for their own tenants.
Further details are below on specific areas:
PLEASE NOTE THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE SO PLEASE KEEP CHECKING
If you wish to speak to someone locally about your circumstances, there are several organisations in the city you can telephone, but they are reporting high levels of demand so please bear with them when you call, the lines may be engaged.
Sunderland Welfare Rights Service are also able to advise via email.
|Local provider||Contact details|
Sunderland Welfare Rights Service
0191 520 5555
Shiney Advice and Resource Project
Coalfields, North and Washington areas
0191 385 6687
Sunderland West Advice Project
0191 514 2930 and 514 2011
Citizens Advice Sunderland
0300 330 1194
Dedicated debt line on 0191 415 8998
|FISCUS||07983 355 212 City wide|
|Christians Against Poverty||0800 328 0006 City wide|
|REACT - help to create a CV and benefit advice||0191 537 3231|