Leeds Older People’s Forum is committed to supporting older people in Leeds, and the organisations that support them, through the pandemic. We are very aware that the necessary isolation, for many older people, has led to increased loneliness, social isolation and possible mental health problems.
Coronavirus help for people and communities in Leeds
If you don’t have family or friends who can help, please contact Leeds City Council:
- Phone: 0113 376 0330 (Weekdays, 9am to 5pm, except Wednesdays when we’re open from 10am)
- If you have difficulty hearing, text: 07480 632 471
(7 days a week, 9am to 6pm)
- Contact options if you have difficulty hearing or speaking
Local coronavirus information
- Advice for older people to stay safe and well (Leeds NHS CCG) In English, also available in Czech, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian and in an Easy Read version.
- Coronavirus (including how to get tests and vaccines) Leeds City Council
- Covid in Leeds (Forum Central)
- Advice in community languages (Leeds NHS CCG)
National coronavirus information
- Latest government guidance for England
- NHS – the latest information and advice
- Coronavirus updates in BSL (SignHealth)
Information on coronavirus related to specific health conditions and age
Mental health and wellbeing
Support and guidance on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Coronavirus and wellbeing (MindWell – Mental health information for everyone in Leeds)
- Dementia Connect support line – 0333 150 3456 (Alzheimer’s Society)
Coronavirus – grief and bereavement
Information and support in Leeds
- Covid-19 – useful bereavement links and resources (Leeds Bereavement Forum) Includes questions, guidance and updates about funerals.
- Grief and Loss Support Service (West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership) For
- Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief (Cruse Bereavement Care)
Leeds Covid-19 Community Champions
Do you want to make a big difference in your community?
Become a COVID-19 Community Champion and help get trusted information about COVID-19 to your community