Helping you to help yourself
Empowerment is at the heart of what we do at Shiney Advice (SHARP). Our goal isn’t just to provide immediate solutions, but to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need for lasting success.
Did you know that there is a wide range of information and support available online. By accessing this information you may be able to get an immediate answer to your query without the need to wait or make an appointment
You can access various sites via your smartphone or laptop or by calling into your local library/electronic village hall where there is free community IT access. By using self serve you can download information, forms and fact sheets and make benefit claims online.
Across Sunderland there is FREE access to computers to help you connect to these online supports sites.
Useful links for Sunderland
alltogethersunderland.co.uk has useful information and advice about:
Links to Benefit Forms:
New Style Employment and Support Allowance
UC50: Universal Credit Capability for Work Questionnaire
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for Children
Council Tax and Housing Benefit Support Online Claim
Universal Credit: Step by Step Online Claim Guide
The Money Advice Service
The national Money Advice Service is free, impartial and can help you make the most of the money that you have coming in. The website is organised by life events and includes a beginners guide to managing your money, a cut back calculator, a money health check and budget planner, alongside sections on money saving tips. It has been reported that over 80% of people that used the site and followed its recommendations had found at least one way of making their budget go further.
Other specific advice from the service;