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Information and advice

You can access impartial information and advice about your benefits entitlement, as well as get support in making applications, from both Leeds City Council and other advice services. 


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


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

Welfare rights

Leeds City Council's Welfare Rights Unit can:
  • give you free, confidential, impartial advice and support on a whole range of welfare benefits
  • help you to complete claim forms over the phone
  • forms we complete will be posted to you to sign, check and forward to the right department
  • offer guidance and support when making appeals
  • check your benefit entitlement and give guidance on using benefit systems

Find out more about the Welfare Rights Unit


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

Last updated: 6/12/2024