COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways and is commonly known as coronavirus. Coronavirus may be more severe in people with weakened immune systems, older people and those with long term conditions and life limiting illnesses.

For help and guidance regarding coronavirus from our partner organisations, please click on the links below:

St Gemma’s Hospice
Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice 
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Leeds and York Partnerships NHS Trust 

NHS Advice
For the latest information and advice from the NHS visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19  

Leeds City Council Coronavirus Helpline
If you’re unable to leave the house due to coronavirus / COVID-19 and you’re worried because you don’t have family or friends who can help, please contact Leeds City Council on 0113 3781877.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership – Grief and Loss Support Service
This helpline offers help and support to anyone experiencing grief and loss. Open 8am – 8pm, seven days a week. Call 0808 196 3833 or visit www.griefandlosswyh.co.uk

Cancer Support Helpline for Patients and their Carers – 0800 923 0014
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Maggie’s Yorkshire have joined together to launch a dedicated Cancer Support Helpline for patients and their carers treated by LTHT during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Tel: 0800 923 0014 open 9am-5pm. For more information visit
www.maggies.org/our-centres/maggies-leeds/

Leeds Bereavement Forum has created a list of useful local and national resources for those affected by bereavement due to coronavirus. Please click here to visit the page.

Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Network has put together a range of resources to help you support the most vulnerable in our society, including the #ViralKindness contact card, a WhatsApp beginners guide, and signposting support during COVID-19. Click here for more information.

Dementia UK has created a hub on its website with a range of advice about COVID-19 and how to look after someone with dementia during this time. Click here to visit.

Carers Leeds 
www.carersleeds.org.uk/our-support-to-bereaved-carers
Tel: 0113 380 4300
The Carers Leeds advice line is open Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9.00am-4.30pm, Wed 8.00am – 6.30pm. You can e-mail the advice line – advice@carersleeds.org.uk for support during these times.