Local support services in Leeds
Please look out for any neighbours, family members or friends, who may need a bit of extra help over winter. Information about local support services in the community including how to heat your home for less and details of support for vulnerable and elderly people in Leeds can be found below.
Neighbourhood Network Scheme
These schemes are community based, locally led organisations that help older people live independently and actively participate within their own communities. They provide services that reduce social isolation, provide opportunities for volunteering, act as a "gateway" to advice/ information services, and promote health and wellbeing improving the quality of life for individuals. They are funded by Leeds City Council and other organisations, but are managed and run by the members themselves.
Need help getting around? Find out more about the West Yorkshire Metro Access Bus
0113 391 8333 www.leedsdirectory.org
Money Information Service
Make sure you’re getting all the financial help you can. The Money Information Centre has helpful information and advice.
Meals on Wheels
Leeds City Council runs a Meals on Wheels service which operates every day of the year, delivering hot and nutritious meals to older and more vulnerable people living in their own homes. This service provides tasty, nutritious meals delivered directly to your door and at the same time ensuring a regular visitor checks that you or someone you care about is safe and well. You can have meals as often as you want – one day a week or every day and these can be delivered 365 days a year. You can find out more information about the scheme here or call 0113 247 8577.
Winter Friends can be found in many organisations. They help older people live independently by informing them about social activities and important services that will help them stay well.
For more information visit the Leeds Directory Helpline website and search for Winter Friends or call 0113 391 8333.
Presto offers a range of support for older people to help keep up with the demands of running a home and to live safe and well.
Presto is available longer term or to help with short term requirements. Simply choose what type of help you need and a time that suits you and hey presto, we’ll get it done. Find out more information here. Call us on 0113 378 3750 and we will help you select the services to suit your needs, with prices from just £12.
A Homeshare provides support and companionship to an older person who offers affordable accommodation to a sharer, usually a younger person, in return. It’s a flexible arrangement bringing two people together who have a lot to offer. Support can include help with daily tasks such as cleaning, shopping, gardening and getting out and about.
Homeshare is a safe and supported arrangement. You will be carefully matched with a compatible Homesharer and the Homeshare team will provide support throughout the match. There is a fee for Homeshare to cover the cost of running the service.
The Leeds Directory lists over 1800 organisations and services to assist and support people to live independently the life they want to live. Organisations providing services around the home and garden, personal care or trades are checked and vetted for peace of mind. These providers are marked with a Green Tick. It even provides information about activities and events.
There are schemes and offers available to increase the energy efficiency of your home and save you money. There may be grants and subsidies available for home owners, private tenants and private landlords - some are for the elderly, people with disabilities, long term conditions or those on lower incomes. Click here to get more information about energy grants for your household.
Better Homes Leeds
Better Homes Leeds can provide you with a quote for a replacement boiler at a competitive rate.
Click here for more information or phone 0800 5971500 or 0113 8970977
Warmth For Wellbeing Service
Need help saving money on energy bills? Contact the Warmth for Wellbeing Service to see what help is available.
Click here for more information about the Warmth for Wellbeing service in Leeds
or phone 0808 1683547
Click here for more information about Care & Repair, a charity that helps people in Leeds with home improvement work.