Our Advice & Information Service offers guidance on benefits and other services.

In addition to our core offer, we offer advice, information and support on benefits and other services to enable you to live as independently as possible within your home. With Home Plus, you will have access to a wealth of knowledge and support to help you meets your needs, which is free and impartial. We can also provide signposting and make referrals to other local organisations who provide additional support.

Our lines are open
Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm
Tuesdays from 10.30am – 5pm
Tel: 0113 240 6009
Email: homeplus@care-repair-leeds.org.uk or

Find out more in our Home Plus (Leeds) Leaflet here.

We can only support those who live in Leeds City Council areas.

Available support includes...

Avoiding Energy Debt

We provide free support and advice for switching energy tariffs and suppliers, how to approach energy debts and how to claim discounts. We will ensure that our clients are in receipt of the right benefits and are made aware of their eligibility.

Working with Other Agencies

We can work with our own Care & Repair Buildings Services or Green Doctor and provide clients with advice and assistance with improvements to their homes. We can also take referrals from other Age UK Leeds services or directly from clients, supporting with advice.

Applying for Attendance Allowance

We provide free, impartial information and advice on applying for Attendance Allowance, pension age benefits and other money matters. We offer advice and assistance in completing the forms. We can also offer support on housing and social care.


If we find that there is a need for greater care for yourself or your family member we can also provide signposting and make referrals to other local organisations for support including legal advice or debt advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What support can Care & Repair provide if someone is not eligible for any funding?

    We can still signpost onto other support services to help you find the most affordable option for you, in terms of energy tariffs and suppliers, claiming discounts and benefits and accessing the best advice.

    We can put you in touch with our partners, the Green Doctors, to supply you with the best energy advice.

  • What is Pension Credit?

    Pension Credit can be claimed if you are over the pensions age and on a low income.

    It is calculated by working out your weekly income or joint weekly income if you have a partner/spouse.

    For more information contact us or visit: GOV.UK

  • What is Attendance Allowance?

    Attendance Allowance is there if you need support with providing care in the home, managing a disability or an illness. The amount you receive depends on how much support you need with care or with a personal illness or disability.

    If you are 66 years of age or above and are physically or mentally disabled, this may be something that you can claim. Your earnings and savings will not determine how much of this you receive.

    If you haven’t yet reached State Pension Age, you may be eligible for Personal Independent Payment instead.

    Please contact us for further info, or visit GOV.UK.


  • What is Carers Allowance?

    Carer’s Allowance is the main benefit for carers.

    If you spend more than 35 hours per week caring for someone living at home and you are over the age of 16, you may be eligible to claim carers allowance.

    If you receive certain other benefits, including a State Pension, you may not be able to be paid Carer’s Allowance, although it may still be worth you making a claim.

    Please contact us for further info or visit GOV.UK.

  • What is Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?

    PIP has replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for adults born after April 1948.

    If you have a long-term physical or mental health condition or disability, find daily tasks difficult and struggle to get around, you can get this benefit which could provide help with everyday tasks, such as washing, dressing, personal hygiene, making financial decisions and socialising.

    This is paid every four weeks, is tax free and unaffected by your income.

    Please contact us for further info or go to GOV.UK.

  • What is Housing Benefit?

    Housing Benefit will support you if you are on a low income, you pay rent to a private landlord, council housing or housing association, there is a limit on the amount of savings that you are allowed to hold and you must be over State Pension Age.

    Please contact us for further info or go to GOV.UK.

What our Clients say.,,

“The contractor has done a wonderful  job and hopefully made my life much easier and safer and look forward to having more dealings with you all in future.  What a wonderful service you provide and I count myself fortunate to have been guided in your direction. Many thanks also to the Care & Repair Support Worker for setting it all up for me”