Making ends meet is difficult many Newcastle residents. As elected members we’re on the side of local people. Working with a range of pro-active social welfare agencies we continue to try to find ways to help vulnerable residents in financial hardship.
The City Council’s Welfare Rights service plays a vital role in supporting residents. The service provides aid and assistance on a range of issues, including housing benefits, tax credits, and disability allowances. It helps residents claim cash support they need to maintain a decent standard of living, reducing the risk of poverty, destitution and homelessness.
The service is a valuable resource for our city’s residents providing essential support to those in need. By working to ensure that people receive the benefits they’re entitled to, advisors are helping to tackle hardship and inequality and making a real difference to the lives of residents hit by the cost- of- living crisis.
If Newcastle readers are struggling and need help, you can contact the service on 2772627.
Kenton residents can also visit our neighbourhood Welfare Rights Service at Kenton library every other Thursday – 9,30 to 1,00pm. They can get help with benefit applications, UC, disability and age related benefits. Or visit Citizens Advice – Tuesday 10-12,30am – based at The Haven, Sure Start Centre, North Kenton.
The Search Project is now running a regular Advice and Info session to help Kenton residents aged 50+ with pensions, benefits (Pension Credit and AA) and housing issues. The drop in session takes place every Friday at Kenton library from 10 -12.30.