What your money does Ensuring that no one is disadvantaged by a lack of understanding of their rights and responsibilities and/or an inability to access services. Gateshead Citizens Advice is a registered charity that has been supporting the local community for nearly 60 years. Our dedicated advisers provide free, independent, impartial and confidential advice in key areas such as benefits, debt, housing and employment. We have a number of specialist services supporting those with money issues, suffering from cancer, dementia and/or enduring mental health issues - their families and carers. By helping local people resolve their problems, we gain considerable insight into the challenges facing communities. To enable us to continue working in local communities - we need your help. Each year we need to generate £1.5 million to fund the work we do. As a registered charity we rely on grant funding, donations and support from individuals, families and local businesses. The support you give us will ensure that whatever problems the future holds you can help us to solve them today - for your co-workers, neighbours, your family and you! There are plenty of ways you can get involved and raise vital funds for Citizens Advice Gateshead. Take part in an event, organise your own or take on a charity challenge.