In this section you will find services that can help you manage your money and any debt as well as supporting you with queries about benefit entitlement, universal credit and paying for your care.
There is a wide range of disability-related financial support, including benefits, tax credits, payments, grants and concessions. Further details can be found on the .GOV.UK website.
Dosh also supports adults with a learning disability to have more control over their money. Dosh provides:
Further details about their services can be found on the dosh website.
Managing and budgeting your money can be difficult. If you would like to learn more about how to budget, bank and shop online safely, you can access this free online training with Learn My Way.
There are different money management services who can help listed under benefit, debt and financial advice links to the right of the page.
Details about how to manage your money can also be found on the Council’s Making your money go further web page.
If you are assessed to receive adult social care and support services, you might have to pay towards the cost of these; you will be referred for a financial assessment (a means test) to work out your contribution.
Details about paying for care and financial assessments can be found on the Council’s Paying for your care costs web page.
There are also several services listed in the Paying for Care link to the right of the page.
Universal Credit (UC) is a payment to help with your living costs. You may be able to get it if you're on a low income or out of work.
From 25th July 2018 new claims for most benefits/tax credits for working age people in Sunderland will usually be for Universal Credit. Whether you can claim UC depends on your circumstances. You can check UC is the right benefit for you. You do not need to claim UC otherwise until the DWP tell you to.
Universal Credit will replace the following benefits:
Universal Credit - The facts
You can find information on your local services via this website.