Local support services in Leeds
Please look out for any neighbours, family members or friends, who may need a bit of extra help. 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.
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.
Making your home energy efficient
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. Find out more about the Affordable Warmth Strategy and support available in Leeds.
Better Homes Leeds
Better Homes Leeds can provide you with a quote for a replacement boiler at a competitive rate. For more information or phone 0800 5971500 or 0113 8970977
Home Plus Leeds Service
Need help saving money on energy bills? Contact the Home Plus service for more information or phone 0113 2406009.
Home Improvement work
Care & Repair aim to take the worry out of making changes to your home and finding the support you need to remain independent. This service can include:
- Information and advice to help you make informed choices about independent living.
- a visit to your home to help you decide on what changes you would like to make, from handrails through to installing a wet room to help you bath independently, or even an extension for a level access bathroom.
- helping you decide on a plan to deal with everything you need to remain independent
- ensuring you have contractors and service providers you can trust
- organising any work for you – making sure you get the right job at the best price
- helping you check whether help is available toward the cost of any work
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.
Click here for a contact list for Neighbourhood Network schemes in Leeds.
Money Information Service
The Leeds Money Information Centre website brings together all of the organisations and agencies in the city that offer free help and advice on money, debt, budgeting, reducing bills and affordable loans. Make sure you’re getting all the financial help you can by visiting The Money Information Centre for helpful information and advice. The Leeds Community Gambling Service can support you if you are a gambler, or if you are affected by the gambling behaviour of a family member or friend.
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. Services include Companionship, Housekeeping and Transport.
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, the team will get it done. Find out more information here or call 0113 378 3750.
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. Email Homeshare@leeds.gov.uk Tel: 0113 3785410 or click here to visit the website.