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Other Support

Asylum Seekers & Refugees
For advice see:
Apply for universal credit

Other benefits available

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Universal Credit: 0800 3285644 (textphone 0800 328 1344)

JSA ESA & IB: 080 169 0310 (textphone 0800 169 0314)

If you’re pregnant or have a child under four years old you may be eligible for healthy start vouchers: See for information including eligibility and how to apply.

Tameside Carers Centre Provide those who look after someone in Tameside with information, advice, support and advocacy. Offer an assessment for carers on the support available to them.

Phone 0161 342 3344

Email –


Drug & Alcohol
Change Grow Live Support to cut down or stop using drugs or alcohol.

GamCare & Beacon Trust Support for anyone affected by gambling, including those affected as the result of someone else's gambling.

0151 226 0696

National helpline: 0808 8020 133

Homelessness & Housing
Tameside Housing Advice Support customers who are homeless or threatened with Homelessness.

0161 331 2700 (24/7)

Shelter A range of housing advice from homelessness to tenancy issues, repairs, and evictions.

0344 515 1640

Housing Associations If you are a tenant in a property provided by a housing association in Tameside then you may be able to get extra support with your utilities, looking for work, or money advice. Contact your housing provider directly to find out what support they offer.
Local Welfare Assistance Resettlement Scheme

Apply for essential household items if you are leaving a care setting, temporary housing or prison, or experiencing family breakdown, sudden illness or fleeing domestic abuse and have no means to buy the items. Contribution to rent in advance may be provided. It can also assist households who are experiencing exceptional pressure or exceptional hardship.


Mental Health
Tameside, Oldham & Glossop Mind A range of support including counselling and ‘listening spaces’.

0161 330 9223

Anthony Seddon Fund Appointment-based Peer Support Groups, Monday-Thursday, 11.45am-3pm.

0161 376 4439

Support finding employment

Find information on job clubs and employment support:

Call Tameside Adult Community Education Team on: 0161 342 4063

JET, Jigsaw Employment & Training Training courses, CV advice, business start-up advice.

0161 331 2000

Motiv8 Support for over 25s not in education or employment with multiple support needs.

0161 331 2048

Employment and Skills Employment support including apprenticeships.

Routes to Work Employment advice and support for people with a disability or mental health condition.

0161 342 5200

Working Well 121 employment key worker.

Find a job Government job search site.

Support for over 50's
Age UK Tameside Employment and benefit advice as well as wider support for over 50’s.

0161 308 5000

We hope you have found this tool useful and would appreciate any feedback.

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