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Tameside Resettlement Scheme

The Tameside Resettlement Scheme is currently CLOSED as the funds have been exhausted for this year, the fund will be re-opened in April 2023, Please do not apply until the fund re-opens as your application will not be processed.


Other Support:

If you need access to support immediately a list of Food Banks is available by clicking on this link: Food banks and community pantries (
Helping Hand Tameside can help you find local support services to give you a helping hand with the cost of living, your mental health and wellbeing: A Helping Hand- Financial, Wellbeing and Benefit support in Tameside

To contact Customer Services please email or call 0161 342 8355
Please make an application to the Household Support Fund on our website at
Household Support Fund (
You may also be able to get assistance by contacting Citizens Advice on 0300 3309 076.

Tameside Resettlement Scheme

Tameside Resettlement Scheme is for Tameside people, aged 16+ who are on a low income and who need help to move out of an institutional (hospital, prison, hostel) or an unsettled way of life, including homelessness and who without the help would suffer serious harm to themselves and / or their family.

It can also assist households who are experiencing exceptional pressure or exceptional hardship. 


Help available from the Tameside Resettlement Scheme

The Tameside Resettlement Scheme can provide the following types of help:

Household items: TRS will provide essential household items for people who are leaving hospital, or a care setting, temporary housing or prison, and who have no means of buying the items. Items may also be provided for people who are experiencing exceptional pressure, such as family breakdown, a sudden onset of a chronic illness or fleeing domestic abuse. 

TRS will only provide items once in a 24 month period, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

The items will be provided, delivered and installed by Furniture Resource Centre .

Other support: such as a contribution to rent in advance for a private rented property or removal costs may be provided to households in the above circumstances. Any support will be paid direct to the landlord or the removal company, no money will be paid to the applicant

Please note: The Tameside Resettlement Scheme cannot provide assistance with food, clothing, utilities, rent arrears or Council Tax arrears.

To complete the application you will need to provide personal information about your finances and your circumstances including::

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • National Insurance Number
  • Benefit Claim number (for Housing Benefit and Council Tax)
  • Address
  • Detail of your weekly income from benefits, wages and other sources
  • Details of the weekly income of other members of your household
  • Details of your children (if applicable)
  • What type of support you need and why
  • Contact details


Help from Department for Work and Pensions

The following payments are available from the Department for Work and Pensions:

  • Funeral Payments,
  • Sure Start Maternity Grants,
  • Cold Weather Payments
  • Winter Fuel Payments .
  • Budgeting Loans will also be available from DWP for people who have been on current benefits for six months, but they will be replaced by Budgeting Advances when people move onto Universal Credit.
  • Short-Term Advances for people who are awaiting a first pay day or benefit
  • Hardship Payments for certain claimants whose benefit is sanctioned or disallowed

For more information go to Benefits on GOV.UK  or the Turn2Us Benefits Calculator .


Contact Information
Contact by Post

Tameside Housing Advice
119-125 Old Street
Ashton-Under Lyne
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