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Cost of living support

If you are experiencing financial difficulties,  or you are not sure what benefits you may be entitled to you can use the online benefit advisor to determine your eligibility. If you are having problems with a benefit claim there are many organisations who offer free, expert advice.

Benefit Buddies & Money Buddies

Benefit Buddies provide benefits and debt advice as well as practical support such as form filling, attending Jobseekers interviews, attending tribunals, putting together budgets and applying for grants.

Burley Lodge Centre

Burley Lodge is a local charity offering advice on welfare rights, debt advice, fuel poverty and general support to parents of young children.

Citizens Advice Leeds

The Citizens Advice provide free, confidential and impartial advice on big issues affecting people’s lives.

Leeds City Council Welfare Rights Unit

Leeds City Council Welfare Rights Unit can give you free, confidential, impartial advice and support on a whole range of welfare benefits, help you to complete claim forms and offer guidance and support when making appeals.

Stepchange Debt Charity

The UK’s leading debt charity to get expert debt advice and fee-free debt management to help you tackle your debts.

Money Advice Service

Free and impartial money advice, to help keep track of your finances and plan ahead.

St Vincents Debt Advice

Based in East Leeds, St Vincents Debt Advice is dedicated to changing lives through advice, support and education.

Food Banks in the constituency.

Food banks

If you'd still like to contact Alex

We now offer surgeries via zoom or phone twice a month.

In certain circumstances we can offer face to face to appointments if needed.

To book an appointment please email with your full name, address, contact details with information on the subject you would like to discuss with Alex. 


Alex and the team also have ‘street surgeries’ around the constituency each month. If he is coming to your street you will receive a letter in advance.

If you and your neighbours would like to see Alex on your street and discuss issues that are important send us an email at


Policy questions

Alex has a live Facebook Q&A ('Ask Alex') where you can submit questions on local and national issues. This takes place twice a month. Or you can email him. Find out more and submit a policy question.

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