West Yorkshire wide support
Useful links for different types of West Yorkshire-wide support including Transport, Employment, Mental Health, Housing and more.
The Mayor's Fares
Passengers will now pay no more than £2 for an Adult Single ticket and an MCard DaySaver valid on any bus across West Yorkshire will be £4.50, reduced from £5.50. This is up to 18% off current prices.
Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, launched ‘The Mayor’s Fares’ on Sunday 4 September 2022, delivering on her pledge to make bus fares simpler and cheaper and to help ease the cost-of-living burden.
Adult tickets give virtually unlimited travel on buses, trains or both in West Yorkshire.
Save money any time you use a bike or walk instead of a car or public transport, and the CityConnect website has lots of great resources about how to get the most out of cycling and walking in West Yorkshire. They also offer free bike maintenance and cycling lessons across West Yorkshire to help you learn how to cycle or regain your confidence on the roads.
The Employment Hub can help you to find your next opportunity, offering support on job applications and CVs, redundancy guidance and apprenticeship and training advice.
Skills Connect offer free adult training courses to get you ready for the next work opportunity that comes your way, help you progress in or switch your career, as well as start your career journey after leaving education.
- Mental Health
The cost-of-living crisis has affected many people and their mental health. If you are struggling with your mental health, there are a lot of places and people that can help.
If you need someone to talk to, contact a Samaritan, they can listen. They won't judge or tell you what to do.
Call any time, day or night.
Touchstone runs a range of services for people who feel they are in crisis. Crisis can look like a lot of different things and we are here to support you however we can, whatever your experiences.
If you are struggling to pay your energy bills, Citizens Advice offers free impartial guidance.
Money Saving Expert
If you are looking for tips on how to cut the cost of your energy bills. Founder, Martin Lewis and the money saving expert team have a range of free resources available to help you save.
Better Homes Yorkshire
Better Homes Yorkshire help residents across Yorkshire pay less for energy and live in healthier, warmer homes.
Money Saving Boiler Challenge
Find out how to save money by making a single change to your boiler
You can search for your nearest food bank through the Trussel Trust website. They also offer free advice and support via their helpline if you're struggling to afford essentials.