Cost Of Living

The cost of living crisis is having a huge impact on our community, affecting not only people’s finances but their health and wellbeing too. We have collated details of resources and organisations across Leeds offering support with bills, food, heating, mental wellbeing and more. There are also many community spaces in Leeds offering free events and activities this summer as well as access to further help and advice.


    Cost of Living Crisis Leeds Dashboard

    This dashboard, provided by Leeds City Council, brings together key national and local data to help provide an overview of how rising prices, particularly food, energy and fuel prices are having an impact in Leeds.

    The data in this report is the latest available data as of 15th February 2023.

    You can access the Cost of Living Dashboard here.

    Free events in Leeds

    A list of free/pay what you decide events on the Leeds 2023 website

    Healthy Holidays Leeds

    Healthy Holidays Leeds provides children and young people in the Leeds area with a range of free activities with  a hot and healthy meal during the Easter, summer and Christmas holidays. You can find a list of organisations under this scheme on the Leeds City Council

    Leeds School Uniform Exchange

    Leeds School Uniform Exchange is a scheme whereby families pass on good quality school uniform that’s no longer needed and can also find items of school uniform for free. Find your local school/group under this scheme here:

    Mindwell Leeds

    Mindwell Leeds have collated a list of national and local resources to provide cost of Living suppport in Leeds. This includes links to their 'Mindwell Directory' of self referral services that support mental health.

    Visit Mindwell's page on cost of living support in Leeds for further information

    Support with water bills

    Yorkshire water have provided a support page of immediate short term and longer-term water bill support schemes:


    Together Leeds

    Together Leeds is the Leeds City Council online portal for help with the cost of living.