If you have no support and need help, call 0113 3781877 and you will be matched with a local volunteer through Leeds City Council and Voluntary Action Leeds.

Other support available

Government Advice: Official Government guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus.

Virtual Prayer Wall, on behalf of local churches: Virtual prayer wall for people in the community to share prayers and prayer requests. Anyone is welcome to contribute.

The Welfare Support Scheme can make deliveries and arrange local places for food parcels to be collected. They have relaxed their usual eligibility criteria, including extending the service to people with no recourse to public funds. Their number is 0113 376 0330.

The Silver Line: 0800 470 80 90 – free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

InterACT Church and Community Partnership: if you know someone that you think needs help and might not be getting support, let us know and we can follow it up. Contacts: Maureen Lillywhite, 07877 394 816; Vanessa Brown, 07961 535 767,


On Thursday 19th March we held the first (online!) meeting of the Chapel Allerton Covid-19 Community Network. Given the last-minute nature of the meeting and limited promotion we could achieve, the turnout was really encouraging with representatives from local businesses, churches, community groups, and individuals all wanting to help the most vulnerable in our community.

Some great ideas were discussed which will be revisited and refined further by those taking the lead, and we at cara want to do what we can to support everyone’s efforts at this time.

We’ve split the info on this page into five sub-sections, each of which will grow and develop over the coming weeks.

We really hope you find some of this useful, and if you have ideas for anything else we could include, please email us at

Please look after yourselves and each other,

The cara team x

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Please note we have done our best to only include recognised contacts, but we do not have the resources to verify all details and as such cannot formally endorse any information provided in this section.