Coronavirus and older people in Leeds

Staff of Leeds Older People’s Forum are currently working from home, in order to avoid spreading coronavirus and to protect themselves.

We remain committed to supporting older people in Leeds, and the organisations that support them, through this difficult time for all of us. We are very aware that self-isolation will, for many older people, lead to increased loneliness, social isolation and possible mental health problems. We will continue to support Time to Shine delivery partners as they develop ways of preventing this.

Ageism and Covid-19 - Leeds Older People’s Forum statement

Coronavirus help for people and communities in Leeds

If you cannot leave your home

If you cannot leave your home, and you don’t have family or friends who can help, please contact Leeds City Council:

Phone: 0113 868 9825 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

If you have difficulty hearing, text: 07480 632 471
(7 days a week, 9am to 6pm).

British Sign Language: search for Leeds City Council Covid19 Support at

Coronavirus and older people


You can get up to date information on coronavirus from the following organisations:

Mental health and wellbeing

Support and guidance on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus mental health information hub (MindWell - Mental health information for everyone in Leeds)

COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing (Public Health England)

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 Line (St Gemma's and Wheatfields Hospices) For anyone in Leeds with family members or friends who are critically ill, or who have died from any illness during the Covid-19 period.

Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief (Cruse Bereavement Care)

Before Their Time (Dying Matters)

Being a good neighbour

Top tips to safely help others

If you're offering help in your community,please download the Being a Good Neighbour Pack, produced by Voluntary Action-Leeds, for tips to safely help others.

Businesses and retailers

Supporting older customers during Covid-19

Supporting older customers during Covid-19
A selection of practical actions that older people have said would help them go out with confidence and reduce their risk. All on a single page!

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