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Sunderland Citizens Advice

Sunderland Citizens Advice are one of our main referral agencies. If you’re in crisis please ring them on 0300 330 1194 during office hours and they will complete an assessment.

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Many thanks to Tesco and British Gas

Many thanks to Tesco and British Gas for our first delivery of foodbank items. This has really helped to boost our low stock items. Stay safe ?

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We need your support more than ever

  We need your support more than ever during this crisis. We give out nearly 250 of each item each week in our 3 day emergency food parcels, and our stocks of meat, fish rice pudding, custard, fruit, and long life milk are running low. Please help if you can and drop off at our […]

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Food parcel: you must have a valid voucher

  To get a food parcel you must have a valid voucher from one of our referral agencies who will assess your needs. Visit our get help section for contact details of our main referrers. https://sunderland.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/how-to-get-help/ https://sunderland.foodbank.org.uk/locations/ We do NOT give out food parcels from our office at 90 Coronation St.

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Coronavirus: furlough guide

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic the government has introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Please read this for further information. https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/fundamentals/emp-law/employees/furlough?fbclid=IwAR3WpWbJRDWmpa-cAQN6GUsh5saW_YoscCbiXkfu4nSeTZwBY_kB7Jm46o0

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Easter opening times

You must have a valid voucher for a food parcel from one of our referral agencies. Visit our get help section for contact details of our main referrers.  Good Friday Bank Holiday 13.30-15.30 Farringdon Youth and Community Centre   Easter Monday Bank Holiday  New opening 13.30-15.30 Farringdon Youth and Community Centre 16:00 – 17:00 Ashbrooke – Bethany City Church

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A Surreal random act of kindness

  Covid-19 is changing the way we all behave and is also going to be putting the most vulnerable in society under even greater pressure. Foodbanks, in particular, are being hit very hard during these days of panic buying so I’m looking to raise funds for both the Sunderland East End & Newcastle West End Foodbanks.  The story […]

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Sharp Shiney Row

ShARP Shiney Row 21 hrs ·  Easter Payments dates for Benefits, We believe this is the correct information. Payment dates for Universal Credit and Child Benefit, along with other with other benefits will vary over the Easter period. This year Easter falls on April 12, and because it is a bank holiday weekend the normal dates, […]

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Free school meal vouchers WILL now be available over Easter

  The government has today made a U-turn on its refusal to pay for free school meal vouchers over Easter – saying they will now be available to “support household income”. Former education secretary Michael Gove, speaking at today’s coronavirus briefing, also said the government is “conscious more must be done”, particularly over holidays, to […]

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How can you get assistance with foods and medicines if you are shielding?

Ask family, friends and neighbours to support you and use online services. If this is not possible, then the public sector, business, charities and the general public are gearing up to help those advised to stay at home. Please discuss your daily needs during this period of staying at home with carers, family, friends, neighbours […]

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