Coronavirus: Leeds Area

Leeds Covid 19 Mutual Aid

The Leeds Facebook Mutual Aid network is doing great work keeping local people connected and informed. Visit Leeds Covid 19 Mutual Aid. This is a community organising page to support the most vulnerable and isolated in our community during the Covid-19 outbreak.

If you live in Leeds and looking to support, you can set up/join a group in your area and add it to the map on this link. The map will include links to relevant social media for the groups where they exist.

Emergency food

Local Welfare Support Scheme

Leeds Council are putting additional support in place, this includes emergency food provision through the Local Welfare Support Scheme. Referrals can be made through local key workers, council services or by calling 0113 376 0330.

Leeds Food Aid Network and We Care Leeds

The Leeds Food Aid Network are working in partnership with We Care Leeds, to deliver food boxes across Leeds. If people need assistance they should try the Local Welfare Support Scheme number above first. For details of how to refer to this scheme and for up to date information on emergency food provision in Leeds please visit Leeds Food Aid Network


Information about opening times and locations for foodbank centres can be found on the links below. Everyone who comes to one of the foodbanks for emergency food needs to have a valid foodbank voucher.

Leeds North and West foodbank locations
Leeds South and East foodbank locations
Holbeck Food Bank

Voluntary Action Leeds

Anyone self-isolating without friends or family living locally, you can get help from Voluntary Action Leeds

Helpline 0113 378 1877

You can use this number if you are wondering how to get groceries and other essentials. Voluntary action Leeds will match you with volunteers who live near you and can help.

Positive Action for Asylum Seekers & Refugees

PAFRAS is a community-based charity that supports destitute asylum seekers in the Leeds area.

For more information please follow this link

Community Care Volunteering

Subject to the level of response and avaiablity of opportunties this is the infromation we have:


If you're healthy and low risk, you can sign-up to become a Community Care Volunteer and help others in Leeds.

Volunteers can sign-up to offer practical support for vulnerable people (such as shopping deliveries, preparing meals, making check-in phone calls) or can sign-up as an informal volunteer to help within their own neighbourhood in more general ways.


Voluntary Action Leeds, working in partnership with Leeds City Council have released their partner pack for organisations, groups and businesses engaging with the Community Care Volunteering scheme.

Corona Virus information in a range of languages

Leeds City Council has produced video resources in Polish, Romanian, Urdu, Arabic, Czech, Punjabi, Tigrinya, Farsi, Slovak, Kurdish Sorani and Bengali.

Spot the signs - This short film contains information to help people spot the signs of coronavirus and gives advice for households with possible coronavirus infection.

Handwashing advice This short film contains information about how you can help stop the spread of viruses, like coronavirus, by practising good respiratory and hand hygiene.

Essential advice - This short film contains information for households with possible coronavirus infection. Please be aware that this is an evolving situation and public advice may change.

Please find the videos playlist on this link

Leeds - help for people and communities

Community hubs and one stops centres are closed. You can phone 0113 222 4444 for alternative options.

Find out how Leeds council services are affected and how to get help.

Working with volunteers

Many thousands of volunteers are helping to support the most vulnerable members of our communities. It is essential that volunteers are recruited and managed safely.

Coronavirus: Working with Volunteers

Sharing good stories

Please share your stories of how you are responding on social media using the hashtag #peopleofhope