Local Welfare Support

Local Welfare Support Scheme

To help support the most vulnerable people in Leeds, Leeds City Council has a Local Welfare Support Scheme.

The aim of the Scheme is to help the most vulnerable people in Leeds, it is not a general fund available to all and direct cash payments will not be made. Applications to the scheme via a support worker will have more chance of success but direct applications can be taken.

The Local Welfare Support Scheme is to help the most vulnerable people, in particular: 
  • Families or vulnerable people under exceptional pressure
  • Homeless people or rough sleepers
  • Vulnerable older people
  • People fleeing domestic violence
  • Young people leaving care or living independently
  • People moving out of institutional or residential care into the community
  • Ex- offenders leaving prison or detention centres
  • People with disabilities
Awards will be made by way of goods and services. 

If you think you might be eligible to help from this scheme you can make a claim  by calling the Local Welfare Support team direct on 0113 376 0330. 

Advice Service in Children’s Centres   
Families with a child under 5, pregnant women and their partners, can now access advice via Children’s Centres across Leeds.  For advice on benefits, tax credits, debt problems, housing, rights at work, immigration or discrimination problems, call to make an appointment:  0113 281 6703.  (This service is provided by Leeds Advice Network- a partnership between Better Leeds Communities Advice Service, Leeds and Chapletown CAB).