Public Services

Here you will find crucial information about emergency services in the UK.


Emergency services

The ambulance, fire, and police services are all available 24 hours a day.

You can contact the emergency services by telephoning 999 and asking for the service you need.  You should only telephone 999 if the situation is life-threatening or there is a serious risk to you or someone else.



You can contact the ambulance service in an emergency by dialing 999.

For health problems which need urgent medical attention but do not require ambulance services, you should visit Accident and Emergency.  For example, if you have shortness of breath, a deep wound or suspect a broken bone.

For medical non-emergencies and illnesses, you can call 111 to speak to an NHS nurse or doctor for advice 24 hours of the day.

Hospitals which service the Leeds area include:



You can contact the Police in an emergency by dialing 999.

If you want to report something to the Police that is not an emergency, dial 101.  If you wish to report a crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 1111.

You can find information relating to police stations in the Leeds area on the West Yorkshire Police Service website.


Victims of crime

If you have been the victim of a crime, and you would like to talk to someone other than the Police, contact Victim Support on 0114 275 8411.


Social care

If you are concerned about someone’s safety because of suspected abuse or neglect and wish it to be investigated, call the Emergency Duty Team outside office hours on 0113 240 9536.

If you feel that a child or an adult is immediately at risk then contact the emergency services on 999.


Household emergencies

If you live in the Yorkshire region and have an emergency caused by Gas, Water or Electricity you can contact:

  • National Grid on 0800 111 999 – If you smell gas;
  • Yorkshire Water on 0845 124 24 24 – If you have a loss of water supply,  a water main bursts, or overflowing/blocked drains;
  • Northern Power Grid on 0800 375 675 – If you have been affected by a power cut.