Find out what help and advice is available if you are struggling to pay for food, rent and other household bills.
Getting food in an emergency
To get a referral to a foodbank or an emergency food parcel you need to either:
Reduce your food costs
Find advice on ways to lower your food bill at Money Saving Expert.
For help and advice to eat better and waste less
visit the Love Food Hate Waste website.
If you have to take time off work and do not get paid, you might be able to claim benefits.
To get started:
Help to apply for benefits
Our welfare rights team 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
Phone: 0113 376 0452
(Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm, Wednesdays 10:15am to 4:30pm and Fridays 9am to 4pm)
Rent, mortgages and repairs
Gas and electric
Clothing and school uniform
Find a new job
If you are currently out of work, we can help you to find a job, retrain or plan your next steps.
Find out how to get help from Employment and Skills Leeds External link.
You can also:
Debt and money advice
get debt and money advice on the Citizens Advice website.
To speak to someone online, on the phone or by email
visit Leeds Citizens Advice.
You can also find local organisations that provide free, independent and confidential advice with:
- debt and money
- utilities and household bills
- affordable financial services
Find out which organisations can help you on the Leeds Money Information Centre website.