All staff at Newcastle Hospitals have direct access to confidential support from Citizens Advice Gateshead.
The service is open to everyone – whether you have money worries, need help completing benefits forms or need advice on how to access support. You can get more info here
Here’s what some people have said about it:
“Really helpful and quick service. I felt listened to and the information was easy to understand.”
“I’m not worrying about my debts as much. (The adviser) helped me make a plan to get out of debt and now I know what I need to do.”
“Thanks so much for your help, I was really worrying about everything before I spoke to you.”
You can also speak with Gateshead CAB at the following drop-in sessions next week, between 12 and 1pm:
- 16 June: Regent Point staff restaurant
- 17 June: Freeman staff restaurant (Chattery)
Alternatively, from 13 June you can speak with a CAB advisor confidentially at one their regular dop in sessions:
- Every Tuesday at the RVI, 11am to 2pm (Level 5 Chaplaincy office, Leazes Wing near the lifts and wards 48,47,46 and 45)
- Every Thursday at the Freeman, 11am to 2pm (Chaplaincy Staff support room “Soul space” Level 2 Chapel Corridor, FH main block)
Whilst this support can be accessed by our Chaplaincy Team as part of their support to staff, Citizens Advice Gateshead is an independent charity and all information you provide will be in confidence. You can also contact Citizens Advice Gateshead directly on NuTHStaffAdvice@citizensadvicegateshead.org.uk or 0191 814 4215.
Providing staff with direct access to the Citizens Advice Gateshead service forms part of the Chaplaincy’s Helping Hands support offer to staff in financial crisis:
For more information about Helping Hands, Chaplaincy can be reached 24/7 every day of the year on either 48129 (8.30am – 4.30pm), or via switchboard at all other times.