Cost of Living Support

Information about cost-of-living support.

On this page you will find information about cost-of-living support.

The Together Leeds website provides information, advice and support for people affected by the increased cost of living. There is also an interactive map showing where Warm Spaces are located.

Click here to visit the Together Leeds website.

Cost of Living Support

Healthy Holidays

The aim of the Programme is to tackle the food insecurity and hunger, isolation and inactivity experienced by many children and young people during the school holidays.

The Healthy Holidays programme is principally for primary and secondary aged children and young people who are in receipt of benefits related free school meals, including those identifying as having a SEND. 85% of participants should be in receipt of benefits related school meals but there is flexibility to provide places for children and young people who are deemed otherwise vulnerable. The Programme runs during the end of term holidays but not during half term breaks.

The HAF Programme aims to enable eligible children and young people to take part in engaging and enriching activities which support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing along with their wider educational attainment.

Key elements of the programme include: 60 mins of physical activity; a nutritious, hot meal each session; nutritional education for children and families and signposting and referral opportunities for households involved.

Leeds Healthy Holidays aims to provide a wide range of enriching activities for children and young people, including, but not restricted to, arts & crafts, sports & games, gardening & harvesting, outdoor crafts, cooking activities and digital creativity.

We work with Leeds Community Foundation to administer third sector provision and centrally to commission schools and Leeds City Council provision. We are lucky to have multiple providers and varied provision in Leeds through schools, third sector organisations, Community Hubs and Breeze.

Click here to visit the Leeds Healthy Holidays website.

For questions or further information, please contact:

Energy and Water

If you are struggling to pay your bill for any reason, you should contact your provider as soon as possible. Your energy provider will be able to advise you and may have schemes to help, depending on your circumstances.

The organisations listed below can also help you apply for any schemes or benefits you might be eligible for, such as the Warm Home Discount, Cold Weather Payments, and the Winter Fuel Payment. For more information about these and other benefits you may be entitled to visit

Services in Leeds, offering free, confidential and impartial advice on energy bills and utilities.

Green Doctor
Telephone: 0113 238 0601

Money Buddies Energy Plus Service
Telephone: 0113 235 0276

Citizens Advice Leeds Energy Affordability Helpline
Telephone: 0800 448 0721

Scope Disability Energy Support
Telephone: 0808 800 3333

Benefits, Council Tax and Housing

Support about Benefits, Council Tax and Housing

DWP Universal Credit
0800 328 5644

Job centre enquiry line
0800 169 0190

Leeds City Council

Help with benefits
0113 376 0452

Council Tax
0113 222 4404

Housing (Council tenancies)
0800 188 4000

Homeless or at risk?
0113 222 4412

Leeds Domestic Violence Service

Womens Aid
Telephone: 0113 246 0401

Emergency assistance

Local Welfare Support Scheme
0113 376 0330

You can find contact details and language support for all services at:

Debt or money advice

Useful numbers for key services in Leeds providing debt and money advice:

Services providing debt and money advice

Better Leeds Communities
Telephone: 0113 2754142

Citizens Advice Leeds
Telephone: 0808 278 7878

Citizens Advice Consumer Service
Telephone: 0808 223 1133

Chapeltown Citizens Advice
Telephone: 0113 223 4400

Ebor Gardens Advice Centre and Money Buddies
Telephone: 0113 235 0276

Telephone: 0300 330 1234

Step Change Debt Charity
Telephone: 0800 138 1111

St Vincents Support Centre
Telephone: 0113 248 4126

Money Services

Leeds Credit Union
Telephone: 0113 242 3343

Further details on these services and more available at

Energy cost calculator

GoCompare have developed an interactive energy cost calculator tool for you to find out how much something costs you to run. 

Use the calculator below to pick the appliances you want to compare and select how long they’ll be in use for.