The local welfare assistance scheme for Sunderland Council is called Crisis Support and Community Care Support

  • Crisis Support payments aim to help vulnerable residents in cases of unforeseen, dire emergency where they have no money.
  • Community Care Support payments aim to help vulnerable residents move back into the community or to help them stay in the community. 

For more information see the Crisis Support policy and Community Care Support policy, which were provided to CPAG in 2014 and which you can download from the links on the right hand side of this page.

How to apply

You can apply by phone. The phone number and email address are on the web pages for Crisis Support and Community Care Support