Finding Support for Yourself
We hope this list of local resources may be helpful if you are struggling to feed yourself and your family or are struggling to keep warm at home.
Citizens Advice Northumberland
The leading national charity for advice
Job Centre Plus
Support for jobseekers and also accessing other government benefits.
Berkwick Food Bank
Information about Berwick’s Foodbank
Christians Against Poverty
Christians Against Poverty provides support to anyone seeking to manage their finances better and is one of the UK’s leading debt advice agencies. They can support you and be an advocate for you with creditors who are hassling you for repayment.
The Salvation Army Harvestfields
The centre of Berwick has many charity shops which stock clothing, including for children, and a variety of other items. A wider range of second hand items including recycled furniture can be found at Harvestfields, run by the Salvation Army, which is located on the Ramparts Trading Estate at the very northern edge of the town.
NE First Credit Union
Banking and other financial services provided for the benefit of members, usually at much lower cost that large financial organisations. Aim to provide affordable and ethical services and support responsible use of products such as loans.
Northern Soul Kitchen
A Berwick café and share shop that allows you to eat or take food items and pay what you can afford.