Christmas and winter can both be hard, especially if you are struggling for money. To help with that, we have written this guide which has useful links to services in Leeds that can help you with things like paying the bills and managing your money.


There are some services open around Christmas who might be able to offer information and advice on benefits such as Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and Cold Weather Payments. Here is a list of them below.

Please note that opening times may change during Christmas – it is best to check on their websites or by contacting them to see when they are open. Some of the services listed below also offer debt advice.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have information about benefits on the GOV.UK website:

Debt advice and information

Utility bills – energy and mobile data

Warm spaces in Leeds

Leeds City Council and Voluntary Action Leeds have created an interactive map of warm spaces running throughout the Leeds area. They include libraries, community centres and places of worship. To see the map, please click on this link: Warm Spaces Map

Each warm space has an orange pin which, when clicked on, will list opening times and contact details. Please note that most warm spaces will be closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.