Support & Guidance
Support and Guidance
We all need a little extra support or guidance sometimes. Here's some resources that might help you or a loved one.
Money on your mind? Take a look at these recommended resources to help you feel more in control.
Citizens' Advice - offer advice on a range of topics, including debt and money.
Money Saving Expert - this free site offers lots of resources, articles and tips to help you cut costs,
Money Buddies - are a charity that offer free impartial debt advice in Leeds, budgeting support, letter writing, energy bill saving and much more.
Pensions are something we can all benefit from later in life, but how much do you know about pensions? Don't worry we have got you covered, take a look at our Understanding Pensions page to understand:
Why pensions are important
Information on LUU's Pension schemes
How you can make the most of your pension
What you should be thinking about when nearing retirement
Let us know if you're facing the challenge of juggling your role as a parent/carer with being a teacher too. Your line manager will be able to have a chat with you about the flexible options available to help make things that little bit easier.
The School of Education has compiled a list of recommended resources to help parents and teachers manage learning at home while schools are closed. There are academic resources for all ages, as well as games and crafts.
Social media and news sites were made to be addictive, so don’t feel bad if you find yourself spending more time on them than you would like. It can be a hard habit to break but luckily there are lots of resources to help you.
We'd recommend these apps to help stop you scrolling.
Why not try reading something more positive instead?
The Good News Network - "good news itself is not in short supply; the broadcasting of it is"
Positive News - a source of positive news from around the globe.
The Happy Newspaper - published every 3 months, subscribe to read positive news and find out about wonderful people.
We know that losing a loved one is always difficult and grief may affect us all in different ways. We would encourage you to talk to your line manager or the People Team so we can discuss how best to support you at work during this difficult time.
LBF are a small Leeds based charity that signposts individuals to bereavement support that's right for them. They recognise that we all need to be supported by someone who understands, which is why their resources are inclusive of people from different communities, backgrounds and cultures. View their full Directory of Services.
We understand that some people may be living in difficult circumstances at home. Please reach out to one of these charities or helplines if you are struggling. A more extensive list can be viewed here.
24 hour helpline (0113) 246 0401
BCD are a Leeds based community based team that can help if someone feels they are at risk. They can also provide practical support around accessing legal advice and financial guidance.