Daily life has become more challenging for everyone during lockdown but particularly for those people who have to stay at home to shield and reduce the risks to themselves or others in their household.
Leeds City Council, Voluntary Action Leeds and a host of other charities, community groups, companies and individuals have come together to try and make sure people get the emergency and ongoing support they need.
Here are the details of helplines that have been set up to support people specifically with COVID-19 related issues.
Call 0113 378 1877 if you can’t get out and you don’t have anyone you can call on to help and you need help with collecting shopping or medicines or need to get to a medical appointment.
Call 0113 376 0330 if you are finding it hard to access or afford food.
For health worries ring your GP or NHS 111
For serious concerns about someone’s safety and welfare:
If you are concerned about the safety of a child ring Children’s Social Work Services on 0113 222 4403 (Mon – Friday 9am – 5pm)
If you are concerned about the safety of an adult ring Adult Social Care on 0113 222 4401 or 0113 240 9536 out of hours
If you think the child or adult is in immediate danger call 999
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