Advice from South Tyneside Citizens Advice

  • Advice Line: 0344 4994 715
  • Debt Hotline: 07947 899163
  • Energy Advice Hotline: 07949 490785

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Advice

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Get advice via the following methods

Internet

Available from Adviceguide in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu, Chinese and Welsh

Fact Sheets

Available for download and from our offices or www.adviceguide.org.uk See details

Telephone Information

  1. Debt advice hotline specifically for Money Advice and Debt problems: 0794 7899 163
  2. Telephone Advice line for all other problems: 0344 4994 715
Visit Us

For face-to-face information and advice:

South Shields Citizens Advice
Edinburgh Buildings, 2 Station Approach, SOUTH SHIELDS, Tyne & Wear, NE33 1HR

Mon: 9:30 — 13:00
Fri:   9:30 — 13:00

Minority Ethnic Project Advice Session
Tue: 11:00 — 16:00

Jarrow Citizens Advice,
Tarn House, 8 Grange Road West, JARROW, Tyne & Wear, NE32 3JA

Tue: 9:30 — 13:00
Thu: 9:30 — 13:00

Privacy Policy

At South Tyneside Citizens Advice we collect and use your personal information to help solve your problems, improve our services and tackle wider issues in society that affect people’s lives.

We only ask for the information we need. We always let you decide what you’re comfortable telling us, explain why we need it and treat it as confidential.

 When we record and use your personal information we:

·         only access it when we have a good reason

·         only share what is necessary and relevant

·         don’t sell it to commercial organisations

At times we might use or share your information without your permission. If we do, we’ll always make sure there’s a legal basis for it. This could include situations where we have to use or share your information:

 ·         to comply with the law – for example, if a court orders us to share information. This is called ‘legal obligation’

·         to protect someone’s life – for example, sharing information with a paramedic if a client was unwell at our office. This is called ‘vital interests’

·         to carry out our legitimate aims and goals as a charity – for example, to create statistics for our national research. This is called ‘legitimate interests’

·         for us to carry out a task where we’re meeting the aims of a public body in the public interest – for example, delivering a government or local authority service. This is called ‘public task’

·         to carry out a contract we have with you – for example, if you’re an employee we might need to store your bank details so we can pay you. This is called ‘contract’

·         to defend our legal rights – for example, sharing information with our legal advisors if there was a complaint that we gave the wrong advice

We handle and store your personal information in line with the law – including the General Data Protection Regulation.

You can check the main Citizens Advice policy for how we handle most of your personal information.

This page covers how we, as your local charity, handle your information locally in our offices.

We will use the information collected online to help us understand more about how our site is used by visitors, and to develop and enhance our services to you.

 Information Security and External Websites

When you provide South Tyneside Citizens Advice with any personal information, for example, when using any contact or application forms, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely.

South Tyneside Citizens Advice makes every effort to ensure the security and integrity of emails on our systems. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information after we’ve received it, Citizens Advice cannot ensure or guarantee the security of information when it is being transmitted.

Note: This privacy policy only covers this website www.southtynecab.net; any other websites linked from this website are not covered by this policy. Once you have accessed another website via one of our links you will be subject to the security and privacy policy of that site.

  Contact South Tyneside Citizens Advice about your information

If you have any questions about how your information is collected or used, you can contact our office:

South Tyneside Citizens Advice, 2 Station Approach, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NR33 1HR.  

You can contact us to:

·         find out what personal information we hold about you

·         correct your information if it’s wrong, out of date or incomplete

·         request we delete your information

·         ask us to limit what we do with your data – for example, ask us not to share it if you haven’t asked us already

·         ask us to give you a copy of the data we hold in a format you can use to transfer it to another service

·         ask us to stop using your information

 Who’s responsible for looking after your information

The national Citizens Advice charity and South Tyneside Citizens Advice operate a system called Casebook to keep your personal information safe. This means they’re a ‘joint data controller’ for your personal information that’s stored in our Casebook system.

Each local Citizens Advice is an independent charity, and a member of the national Citizens Advice charity. The Citizens Advice membership agreement also requires that the use of your information complies with data protection law.

You can find out more about your data rights on the Information Commissioner’s website.