Receiving the benefits you’re entitled to is something you’ll want in place. Here, we look at where you can get advice and support for benefits, personal finance and related topics.

Chapeltown Citizens Advice Bureau

The Chapeltown Citizens Advice Bureau can offer specialist advice on benefits such as Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment (PIP). If you’re applying for PIP, they can offer you advice on how to fill in the form and gauge whether or not you’ll be able to receive it.

Ian Dooley is their specialist autism outreach worker. He is available at both of Leeds Autism AIM’s drop-in hubs and can offer additional outreach support when needed.

Leeds Citizens Advice Bureau

Leeds CAB offers more services for people throughout Leeds. They have an office in the City Centre that’s open Monday to Friday and can be contacted via phone or email.

Welfare rights

Leeds City Council’s Welfare Rights Unit can give you free, confidential advice. They can help you to complete claim forms and offer guidance and support when making appeals.

Money Information Centre (MIC)

The Money Information Centre is run by Leeds City Council and contains links to money advice services throughout the city.

National Autistic Society – online resources

The NAS have an information hub on their website with information on finances, including benefits and planning for the future:

Workplace Leeds

Run by Leeds Mind, Community Links and Touchstone, Workplace Leeds is a service for people with mental health issues looking to get back into work. They provide support that can help you every step of the way, at your own pace. Here are their contact details:

Better Leeds Communities

Better Leeds Communities can offer advice on issues around benefits and welfare. Housing and debt are other areas of expertise. They can be contacted through their website, over the phone and via email. Here are their details:

Money Buddies

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

Information about Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Benefits guides

Together Leeds – Help with the cost of living

An online information hub from Leeds City Council, listing what support is available with areas like benefits, debt, utility bills and food aid.

Leeds Food Aid Network

This website lists places where you get food aid from, including food banks across Leeds, food discounters and community venues providing free meals.