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Here is some very useful information for people seeking sanctuary in the North East and for those who support them,

RRF NE has done a great job to put this together, thank you for the amazing work and keep up the great work!


Universal Credit

Claims can be made on line by accessing this link

Help to Claim is available through Citizens Advice Bureau – or 0800 144 8 144.


Looking for Work/Training This list below is not exhaustive. Each Work Coach will discuss with their clients what their individual needs are and how best they can support them:

Find a Job – – search and apply for jobs.

Job Help – – hints and tips on applying for jobs.

Kickstart job vacancies and Sector-based Work Academy Programmes, details are available via the Jobcentre Work Coach.

Apprenticeships –

Skills Toolkit – – digital, numeracy and employability skills courses

Below are detail of the Partnership Managers in the North East:

County Durham, Stockton and Hartlepool   Katy  Severs            [email protected]             07826954211

Darlington, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland Lee Ogden,      [email protected]    07384242723.


Newcastle Clive Davies [email protected] 0191 2952361
Northumberland Julia Smith [email protected]
NorthTyneside Jill Robson [email protected] 01670 395271
Gateshead Helen Cobain [email protected]
South Tyneside Sonya Ridley [email protected]    07825 103686
Sunderland Bernadette Topham [email protected] 07920 702042