The local welfare assistance scheme for Gateshead is called Local Crisis Payments. For more information see the Gateshead Council website

The scheme can provide two types of support:

  • Crisis awards in an emergency or disaster or to meet an urgent need that poses an immediate and substantial risk to someone's health and safety
  • Community support to help vulnerable people live independent lives to remain and become integrated into the community

 and the Local Discretionary Payments Scheme Guide.

How to apply

You can apply online and you can contact the council for more information. The phone numbers are on the website