Please also check our Family Support Services page for information about emergency food services during the Coronavirus lockdown period.
Citizens Advice Leeds
Leeds Citizens Advice offers free, confidential, impartial and independent advice and information on a wide range of subjects including employment, debt, discrimination, legal matters and benefits. Bureaux in Leeds city centre, Crossgates, Pudsey, Morley and Otley, plus a wide range of other locations. Click here
Citizens Advice Kirklees
Free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on a wide range of issues including benefits, debt, employment, housing, relationships, immigration and much more. Outreach sessions in: Meltham, Marsden, Slaithwaite, Skelmanthorpe, Shepley, Batley, Cleckheaton. Click here
Citizens Advice Wakefield
Provides general advice and/or guidance and/or signposting on a wide range of topics including debt, employment, benefits, consumer rights, housing, law and immigration. Satellite bureaux with shorter opening hours [see website] at Featherstone, Normanton, Pontefract and South Elmsall, Upton and South Kirby. Click here
Information links for those who are Self-Employed
Gov.UK website: claim a grant through the coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme - click here
Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership: COVID-19 - support for businesses click here
Kirkless Council: help for businesses in Kirklees to manage the impact of COVID-19 - click here
The Leeds Money Information Centre
The Leeds Money Information Centre website and publications provide details of all the organisations and charities across Leeds providing free and independent debt advice, including some of those listed below. Click here to access the website.
StepChange (until 2012 known as Consumer Credit Counselling Service)
StepChange help people overcome their debt problems. Through the telephone debt helpline, and online Debt Remedy tool, they provide free and effective debt advice and practical solutions, to help transform the lives of those struggling with the stress and worry of any type of problem debt. Click here to access the website.
The Money Advice Service
Set up by the Government, The Money Advice Service offers clear, unbiased money advice and can be accessed by telephone or online. The website provides interactive tools and information on a wide range of financial issues including debt, credit and borrowing, budgeting and savings. Click here.
The National Debtline
The National Debtline provides online and telephone advice and information for individuals experiencing debt and financial difficulties. Factsheets are available online, along with budgeting tools and sample letters. Debt advice is also available by using the online webchat or emailing service, or by calling the helpline 0808 808 4000. Click here for website.
Consumer website, founded by Martin Lewis. Click here to access the site.
Mental Health & Money Advice
Mental Health & Money Advice has been developed by Mental Health UK - a UK-wide charity that represents its four member charities; Rethink Mental Illness in England, Hafal in Wales, Support in Mind in Scotland and MindWise in Northern Ireland. The service provides free and impartial information, support and advice for anyone affected by mental health and money issues - click here to access their website.
Housing Support Service - click here
Helping homeless people - click here
Leeds Housing Concern
Support for single, homeless people & day-care facilities. Click here