Coronavirus – Useful Information, Updates & Requests

The Parish Council continues to receive regular information updates from Leeds City Council – please click on the links below to be redirected to the important and useful updates/information received recently on the following matters:


Appeal for Carers:

  • Message from Leeds City Council: Leeds needs carers. We’re fast-track training and recruiting a range of adult social care posts. For interim work or the start of a new career. The next assessment day is 28th April. Email with your contact number, thank you #TogetherLeeds


Health & Wellbeing:

  • In a move that is hoped will bring significant comfort to patients in hospitals in Leeds, and their families, relatives can now send letters to loved ones in hospital by sending an email which will then be printed and delivered to the ward. The email address to send letters to is: To see the Tweet from @PatientExpLTHT, click here
  • To ensure all communities in the city are able to access crucial public health information about coronavirus, LCC have made three YouTube videos focusing on spotting the signs of coronavirus, handwashing advice, and essential advice for households with possible coronavirus infection, in the following languages: Polish, Romanian, Urdu, Arabic, Czech, Punjabi, Tigrinya, Farsi, Slovak, Kurdish Sorani and Bengali. To be redirected to the videos, click here
  • The UK Government / Department of Health and Social Care has taken steps to try and reduce the pressure for those with learning disabilities and autistic people, who may be finding things difficult during this unprecedented situation. To see their Tweet, click here
  • While people should not be leaving the house at this time other than to get essentials, medicine, and for daily exercise, you ARE able to leave if you are seeking help from domestic violence. Refuge centres are still operating. To be redirected to the LCC Domestic Violence webpage, click here
  • Coronavirus affects us all in different ways, with many people feeling increasingly anxious and worried.
    • MindWell has an information hub with the latest information and resources to help people in Leeds take care of their mental health at this time. It’s also helpful if you’re concerned about someone or if you’re a professional supporting others.
    • MindMate is a trusted Leeds-based website specifically for children and young people, their families and the professionals who support them
    • The ActiveLeeds team has recently launched online resources for all ages, including home workout tutorials, guidance and information, and fun challenges to keep people #HealthyAtHome


Bereavement Support:

St Gemma’s Hospice and Wheatfields Hospice have launched a telephone support line for anyone in Leeds with family members or friends who are critically ill, or have died from, coronavirus. The line is staffed by trained bereavement workers who can:

–          Listen when you need someone to talk to.

–          Provide emotional support and let you express your feelings.

–          Signpost you to other services and resources if necessary.

Call St Gemma’s Hospice on 0113 218 5544 or Wheatfields Hospice on 0113 203 3369 during standard working hours if you would like to speak to one of the specially trained bereavement workers.


Financial Information:

  • Message from Leeds City Council: To ensure you receive your grant quickly, check eligibility here and enter your bank details ONLINE at here. If you are eligible and do not fill in the online form, a cheque will be sent to your business address; LCC WILL NOT contact you.


#StayHome  #ProtectTheNHS  #SaveLives