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Welfare Rights

We can:

  • give you free, confidential, impartial advice and support on a whole range of welfare benefits
  • help you to complete claim forms
  • offer guidance and support when making appeals.

If we cannot help, we will provide contact details of other agencies who may be able to assist you.

You can:

  • call our advice line for further information on the services that we offer
  • make an appointment to see a welfare rights worker at one of our advice surgeries located in our one stop centres. You can find your nearest one stop centre using the "where I live" section of this website
  • ask for a home visit if you will find it difficult to get to a surgery.
  • email a welfare rights worker using the Contact us form on this page.

You can also get information about individual benefits and tax credits from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) or HM Revenue and Customs using the External links section of this page.

For information on savings accounts and low cost loans use the external link for Leeds City Credit Union.

How can I contact the welfare rights team?

If you would like to talk to a welfare rights worker you can contact us on 0113 3760452 or by e-mail on Welfare.Rights@leeds.gov.uk.

Our office hours are Monday to Wednesday 9am to 4:30pm, Thursday 9am to 3:30pm, and Friday 9am to 4pm.

Where can I attend a welfare rights advice surgery?

You can attend a welfare rights advice surgery at the following locations and times. Please contact us to to make an appointment on 0113 3760452.

St George's Centre - St Georges Road LS10 4UZ 9:15am to 1pm
Pudsey One Stop Centre - Robin Lane LS28 7BL 9:15am to 1pm
The Reginald Centre - Chapeltown Road LS7 3EX 9:15am to 1pm

Osmondthorpe One Stop Centre - Wykebeck Mt LS9 0JE 9:15am to 1pm (fortnightly)
City Centre One Stop Centre - Great George Street LS2 8BA 9:15am to 4pm
Compton Centre 322 Harehills Lane LS9 7BG 9:15am to 1pm

Wetherby One Stop Centre - Westgate LS22 6NL 9:15am to 1pm (fortnightly)
North Seacroft One Stop Centre - Seacroft Green Shopping Centre LS14 6LU 9:15am to 1pm (fortnightly)

Garforth One Stop Centre - Lidgett Lane LS25 1EH 9:15am to 1pm (fortnightly)
Rothwell One Stop Centre - Marsh Street LS26 0AD 9:15am to 1pm (fortnightly)
Morley One Stop Centre - Queen Street LS27 9DY 9:15am to 1pm
The Compton Centre - Harehills Lane LS9 7BG 9:15am to 1pm

Armley One Stop Centre - Town Street LS12 1UQ 9:15am to 1pm
South Seacroft One Stop Centre - Moresdale Lane LS14 6GG 9:15am to 1pm
Dewsbury Road One Stop Centre - Dewsbury Road LS11 6PF 9:15am to 1pm
Otley Library - Nelson Street LS21 1EZ 9:15am to 1pm

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