Leeds Directory has pulled together a list of various trade and community services who are available for support between Christmas and New Year.

 We also list a variety of online and telephone befriending servicesemotional support helplines and helplines offering help and support for a variety of health conditions. Availability over bank holidays may vary but it is another line of support for people in the community over the holiday period.

Here is the link to the services that are available over the Christmas period.


The website will be available throughout the Christmas and New Year period and the helpline will be covered as normal, with the exceptions of the bank holidays. If we can be of any help please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. 

  Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Better 2021 from everyone on the Leeds Directory team. 

SWIFt Project Worker

OPAL supports older people to live independently in their own homes. We have funding from Public Health to employ a SWIFt Project Worker until the end of September 2021.

The SWIFt Project Worker will support older and frail individuals living in the Leeds 16 and Moor Allerton areas, to improve their quality of life and increase their social and support networks

£19199.68; Pro rata for 21 hours per week.

Preferable Monday, Tuesday and Friday however there will need to be some flexibility.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with older people, assessing individual care needs and providing support, including outreach support. You must be motivated, enthusiastic, have excellent inter-personal skills and be empathetic to older people.

You must have your own car and have a full licence.

Closing Date: 30th October 2020

Interview Date: Tuesday 3rd November 2020

To apply for the position please download an application pack here

SWIFt_advert.pdf                        SWIFt_job_description_Oct_2020.pdf     Application_Form_2020.doc


Application Packs may be available in other formats on request

For an informal chat about the position, please contact Ailsa Rhodes, OPAL on 0113 2619103.