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Welfare Rights

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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" tab at the top of this page.
  • ask for a home visit if you will find it difficult to get to a surgery.
  • e-mail a welfare rights worker using the "contact us" form on this page.

Further details of how you can get in touch with us is in "frequently asked questions" 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 on the right of this page.

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

Frequently asked questions

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 - 4.30pm, Thursday 9am - 3.30pm, 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.

Monday

St George's Centre - St Georges Road LS10 4UZ 9.30 - 12.00

Pudsey One Stop Centre - Robin Lane LS28 7BL 9.30 - 12.00

The Reginald Centre - Chapeltown Road LS7 3EX 1.30 - 4.00

Tuesday

Osmondthorpe One Stop Centre - Wykebeck Mt LS9 0JE 9.30 - 12.00 (fortnightly)

City Centre One Stop Centre - Great George Street LS2 8BA 9.00 - 4.00

Wednesday

Wetherby One Stop Centre - Westgate LS22 6NL 9.30 - 12.00 (fortnightly)

Armley One Stop Centre - Town Street LS12 1UQ 9.30 - 12.00 (fortnightly)

North Seacroft One Stop Centre - Seacroft Green Shopping Centre LS14 6LU 9.30 - 12.00 (fortnightly)

The Compton Centre - Harehills Lane LS9 7BG 1.00 - 3.30 (fortnightly)

Thursday

Garforth One Stop Centre - Lidgett Lane LS25 1EH 9.30 - 12.00 (fortnightly)

Rothwell One Stop Centre - Marsh Street LS26 0AD 9.30 - 12.00 (fortnightly)

Morley One Stop Centre - Queen Street LS27 9DY 9.30 - 12.00

The Compton Centre - Harehills Lane LS9 7BG 9.30 - 12.00

Friday

Armley One Stop Centre - Town Street LS12 1UQ 9.30 - 12.00

South Seacroft One Stop Centre - Moresdale Lane LS14 6GG 9.30 - 12.00

Dewsbury Road One Stop Centre - Dewsbury Road LS11 6PF 9.30 - 12.00

Otley Library - Nelson Street LS21 1EZ 9.30 - 12.00