Welfare Rights

Leeds City Council's Welfare Rights Unit 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.

Contact the Welfare Rights Unit

0113 376 0452
(Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm, Wednesdays 10:15am to 4:30pm and Friday 9am to 4pm)

By contacting us, you can:

  • find 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 Where I live
  • ask for a home visit if you are unable to leave your home
  • email a welfare rights worker at welfare.rights@leeds.gov.uk
  • attend one of our surgeries

Welfare Rights surgeries timetable

Welfare Rights Surgeries

St Georges Centre

Pudsey Community Hub

The Reginald Centre

9:15am to 3:45pm weekly

City Centre One Stop Centre

The Compton Centre

9:00am to 3:45pm weekly

9:15am to 1pm weekly

Wednesday Bramley Community Hub 10:15am to 2:45pm fortnightly

Morley Community Hub

The Compton Centre

9:15am to 3:45pm weekly

9:15am to 1pm weekly


Armley One Stop Centre

South Seacroft One Stop Centre

Dewsbury Road Community Hub

Otley Library

9:15am to 3:45pm weekly

9:15am to 3:45pm weekly

9:15am to 3:45 weekly

9:30am to 1:15pm weekly

You will need to book an appointment for these surgeries. You can do this by calling into a One Stop Centre or by calling 0113 376 0452.

Further information

You can also get advice about individual benefits and tax credits from the GOV.UK website. You may also want to use the HM Revenue and Customs Tax credits calculator.

For information on affordable loans and competitive savings plans go to the Leeds City Credit Union website. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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