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Money and Benefits

Many unpaid carers struggle financially as they work to care and support for someone else for many reasons. It is important for carers to know that they, and the person they care for, are receiving all their entitled benefits. 

Welfare Rights Unit

Leeds City Council's Welfare Rights Unit can give you free, confidential and impartial advice and support on a whole range of welfare benefits and can help you with the process of making claims and appeals.

You can contact the Welfare Rights Unit by calling 0113 376 0452 or emailing

Find out more abut Leeds City Council's Welfare Rights Unit.

Even with all benefits and entitlements you may find that you need a little more help or advice.

View a list of services who can provide support during the cost of living crisis

Alternatively get in touch with a financial support services from the list below. 


Turn2Us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially.  There is a section specifically for unpaid carers which includes a benefits calculator and grant finder. 

Find out more about Turn2Us

The Leeds Money Information Centre

Leeds MIC provides free, confidential and impartial help and advice on a range of money related matters such as debt, money, energy and utilities.  They can also provide one to one tailored support via digital, telephone and face to face appointments. 

Find out more about Leeds MIC

Money Buddies

Money Buddies offer FREE impartial independent debt advice, budgeting support, letter writing, energy bill saving, income maximisation services and much more. Money Buddies don’t judge, tell or charge.

Find out more about Money Buddies

The Money Helper Service

The Money Helper Service has been set up to provide free and impartial money advice and includes information about the support available for carers, including benefits and tax credits, and how to manage the money of the person being cared-for.

Find out more about the Money Helper Service

Last updated: 7/26/2023
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