How can we help you?

Do you have concerns about benefits? Are you looking for work but finding it hard to get by? If so … come and speak to us – we are here to help!

BCT Tenancy Sustainment and Welfare Benefit Support

The BCT provides welfare and benefit advice to many of our tenants in order to help you with income maximisation, employability and training to help increase quality of life and financial wellbeing for local people.

We would urge anyone with concerns or queries about welfare, benefits, employment or training to contact us so we can start to offer support.

We have created links with organisations such as Working Links, Newcastle Futures, Princes Trust, Jobs Employment and Training (JET) and Newcastle City Learning to find out more about what each organisation does, and what they can offer locally for residents. We are working to make sure that residents have access to as many quality training and employment opportunities as possible and can access multiple services that offer life changing prospects.

If you are a Byker Community Trust resident and looking for work or training, or are facing barriers to employment, call freephone 0800 5335442 to make an appointment to look at the issue further.

Many residents have benefited greatly from the help we offer, so much so they have shared their compliments with Byker Community Trust to let us know where we have done something great, but also to help us improve in various areas which we welcome across all areas of the services we offer. Mr Howarth of Houlet Garth said:

“The BCT has helped me enormously, I couldn’t have done it without him. In fact, we couldn’t do without you. Great work BCT!”

Read more about Universal Credit here.

Your Rights to Live in the UK

If you and your family are EU, EEA or Swiss nationals, you should have received a letter from the Government to apply for immigration permission to enable you to continue to live and work in the UK.

If you have been present in the UK for more than five years, you can apply for Settled Status. If you have been a resident in the UK for less than five years, you would apply for Pre-Settled Status.

It is very important you complete the application to apply for either Settled or Pre-Settled Status otherwise you may not be entitled to live, work, or claim benefits in the UK from July 2021.

To find out more click here