Support & Informaion
Leeds Jewish Welfare Board is working round the clock to adapt our services to the Community through these uncertain times. We have set up an LJWB Covid 19 Helpline for anyone who needs practical or emotional support. If you need our support or know of someone who does, please call us on the numbers below:
Please call us on 07812 753575 or 07812 753676
Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm, Fri 8am-2pm, Sun 10am-2pm
We are aware that many people in the community do not have access to social media so we ask that you pass this on to any people you know.
Whilst we cannot offer expert medical advice on coronavirus we can support with your concerns and anxieties and direct you to appropriate services. Our services remain open and where people are currently getting support this will continue, albeit in a different way. Our staff and volunteers will be happy to call you everyday to offer telephone support and we are ramping up our volunteer pool to support those most in need with shopping and urgent deliveries.
In order to look after the wellbeing of the Community whilst you are at home we are launching a ‘virtual programme’ including a series of online exercise, creative and wellbeing videos for adults and families. If you have an older relative, please help them to access our website www.ljwb.co.uk and FB page LjwbLeeds so we can support them whilst they are at home.
LJWB FOOD PROVISION
LJWB is working extremely hard with the McQues to continue providing food to those who need it most during these difficult times – the following provision has been put in place:
There will be a hot meal drop off service Monday-Friday between 11am and 12pm – orders must be put in by 11am the same day.
There will be a frozen meal delivery service Wednesdays and Fridays between 11am and 12pm with a minimum order of 3 meals.
Friday night dinners can be ordered for drop off on a Friday but for only for those who really need it – orders must be given by midday Thursday.
Please note that we must prioritise those members of our community who do not have access to any other means of support, so please use this service responsibly.
Please call 0113 2185833 to place orders between 9am and 11am. Food must be paid for on ordering, over the phone by card, please have your card handy.
Information correct as of 24 March.
Our online alternative to our daily activities at the MAZCC.
Content for all ages and abilities, we hope you find something that is of interest to you!
Please click HERE for opening times.
Note these may be subject to change, for the most accurate information we would advise you to click on the following individual supermarket links:
Please click on the link below to find out information for your GP Practice and local pharmacy.
Pharmacies in Leeds:
GP practices in Leeds:
Public Health England have published some helpful guidelines on looking after your mental health and wellbeing during these challenging times please click here: PHE guidelines around Mental Health and Wellbeing.
MENCAP have produced some easy to read guidelines:
Supporting people experiencing domestic abuse
If home isn’t a safe space for you, support is available from LJWB and across the City.
- Anyone experiencing domestic abuse can access support from Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS): https://ldvs.uk/.
- People who need to leave home to stay safe will still be supported to do so by LDVS or Leeds Housing Options. LDVS continues to support existing clients and their families in the community.
- There’ll be a safe place for you to stay with social distancing measures in place to protect you.
- Support is available via the LDVS helpline: 0113 246 0401. If calling is unsafe, a web-chat service is now being offered from Monday-Friday between 1pm-3pm via https://leedswomensaid.co.uk/. If you’re in immediate danger, call 999 (press 55 after the emergency number if you’re in danger and unable to speak).
- For more information and resources, see: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/domesticviolence/Pages/default.aspx
- Government guidance is available on Domestic Abuse and Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Provision.
Children who don’t feel safe at home can call ChildLine on 0800 1111 or NSPCC on 0800 800 5000. For professionals, the Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership has lots of information and guidance on safeguarding issues: https://www.leedsscp.org.uk/COVID19
Here at Leeds Jewish Welfare Board we have support workers who are trained to help you access specialist services across the city. We can also offer you emotional support during this extremely difficult time.
If you wish to speak to someone in confidence
please contact our Helpline on 07812 753575 or 07812 753676
8am – 2pm Mon-Thurs, 8am-2pm Fri, 10am-2pm Sun