Emergency Support

AIM: To help meet your immediate short term needs for goods or services that arise because of a disaster or unforeseen circumstance.

Awards are only available for: food, baby consumables, clothing, heating and travel and for a maximum of 7 days support.

Community Grant or Loan

AIM: To help you remain in the community or move back into the community after a period in supported or unsettled accommodation.

Awards are only available for: beds/bedding, furniture, white goods, kitchen equipment, floor coverings, curtains, travel and storage/ removal costs.

Please also ensure that if applicable you have applied and been declined for a DWP Short-Term Advance and/or a Budgeting Loan before you apply for support from NETs (more info overleaf on budgeting loans).

Who can apply

Applicants must be over 16 years, be a resident in Northumberland (unless in exceptional circumstances) and have received no more than 2 NET's awards in the past financial year.

To apply

Please telephone 0345 600 6400 and follow the options for Benefits then NETS team.

More information  www.northumberland.gov.uk