– Guidance for people defined in medical terms as extremely vulnerable

The Local Welfare Support Scheme

The Local Welfare Support Scheme may be able to hlep you if you need emergency help to afford food, help with gas and electricity top-ups, white goods or items for babies. If being clinically extremley vulnerable has had an impact on your income, or you are struggling financially become of this – you may be able to apply for a flexible one-off payment to support you. Call 0113 376 0330

How to get food and essentials

You can ask for an emergency food delivery if you will run out within 48 hours and have no other means to access food. You can also get help from a volunteer if you need someone to help you ‘click and collect’ or pick up some shopping. Call 0113 3760330.

Employment or financial advice

If you or your household members are experiencing any employment, financial or benefits difficulties as a result of being clinically extremely vulnerable, this service can try and connect you to the right advice to help. Call 0113376 0330 and ask for the Shielding Support Team or email

Digital support and iPad loan scheme

Service available to help if you would like assistance getting online to improve your digital skills or to loan an iPad to help you stay connected. Call 0113 222 4444 or email