Rent - If you have any difficulty paying your rent, call us on 0300 123 6633. More about paying your rent.
Council Tax - All working age households who get Council Tax Support will benefit from up to £150 hardship relief against their 2021/2022 Council Tax bill. If you do not currently get Council Tax Support but think you may be entitled to it, visit South Tyneside Council: Council Tax Support.
Support when self-isolating - a £500 lump sum payment is available for people on low incomes, who are unable to work because they have been asked to self-isolate. See Test and Trace Support Payment
Benefits, money and debt advice
The ongoing pandemic has created a lot of financial uncertainty. If you are worried about your money then it is best to get specialist advice.
If you have problems with debt then you should seek help from our Welfare Support Team. Whether it is advice about the debts that you have or assistance to negotiate with your creditors then we can help. If you want advice and support about your welfare benefits and claiming them or even to know whether your entitlement is correct then the Welfare Support Team can assist.