The local welfare assistance scheme for Leeds is called the Local Welfare Support Scheme. For more information see the Leeds City Council leaflet, which states that: 

The scheme is designed to help families and single vulnerable people under exceptional pressure to get help with food, fuel, travel and removal costs and basic household goods.

You can download the following documents that were provided to CPAG in 2014 from the links on the right hand side of this page:

  • Scheme policy document
  • Council training pack for the scheme
  • Checklist for scheme decision makers
  • Scheme "customer journey"
How to apply
You can apply by phone or ask a support worker or an advice agency to help you. The phone number and opening hours are on the website.