Your Community

For more information on services/ groups in your area, please visit the dedicated pages:

Leicester City

Harborough

Blaby

Oadby and Wigston

Charnwood

Hinckley and Bosworth

Melton

North West Leicestershire

Below is a list of national and county wide services/ groups:

NHS Service Search

Provides list of local services such as GPs, dentists, pharmacies, and many more

One Prepared

This site brings together official information from the NHS, local councils, businesses and the emergency services,and supports community action groups across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Let’s Talk Wellbeing – Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland

Provides phone counselling for people with anxiety, depression and other similar difficulties.

Leicestershire and Rutland Mental Health, Wellbeing and Recovery Service

Helps all individuals who are experiencing emotional and mental health problems, as well as their carers, by providing advice, information and support.

Arthritis Action

Offer hands-on, practical help for people with arthritis to improve their quality of life whilst living with the condition. They are currently running online groups for people in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Life Links

Life Links provides a wellness and mental health recovery service tailored to meet your needs

The Carers Centre

Support family carers across the diverse population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who look after people with different needs

CareFree Young Carers’ Service

Provides a range of services for young carers, who provide regular and ongoing care and/or emotional support to a family member who are physically or mentally unwell, disabled and/or misuses substances.

Community Champions

Community Champions can provide current information on where to find support.  They run a befriending scheme where a local volunteer will make phone contact with a person who lives alone.

The Silver Line

The only national, free and confidential helpline for older people: open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Silver Line offer information, advice and friendship. 

Age UK Leicestershire and Rutland

Age UK have recently launched a helpline to offer practical and emotional support to those over 70, especially those who are self isolating and live alone

Alzheimer’s Society

Provide a dementia support service for people living with dementia their carers and family. The support at this time will be telephone based as all groups are currently suspended.

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. They support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).

LAMP Advocacy

Provide free community mental health advocacy for people living in Leicester, and Carers Advocacy for people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

The Mix – Essential support for under 25s

Here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs

Young Minds parents helpline

Helpline for parents or others concerned about a young person

Home-Start: South Leicestershire

A voluntary organisation which offers friendship and informal support to parents with young children

Solutions 4 Community Support (Leicester) Ltd

Provide support to individuals across Leicestershire who are; deaf, hard of hearing, or deafened; blind or deafblind; elderly and need support to live independently; have a learning or/ and a physical disability

Action on Hearing Loss

Provides general support, as well as the ‘Letter Translation Support’ service which is for individuals who need letters or phone calls translated/ interpreted. This service is provided Monday – Friday, 10am-3pm – please contact Jason Sharpe on 07436 830 944 or Jason.sharpe@hearingloss.org.uk 

Ami

Aim to reduce loneliness and social isolation by encouraging people to offer support to those around them, whatever their age, who may be lonely

Enrych

Enrych Connect is a new service with expertise in specialist computer training, equipment and software. They support people who have limited ability to access information online

United Against Violence and Abuse (UAVA)

Domestic and sexual abuse service in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Support for domestic abuse, sexual violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, honour based violence and human trafficking/slavery.

Rural Community Council

Support and represent rural communities around the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland

Mind

Provides support, advice and signposting to individuals with mental health experiences

Elefriends

A supportive online community where you can be yourself in a safe space  

Leicestershire and Rutland Sport

Online guides for being active at home, working and wellbeing

Grace Dieu Meals Ltd

Hot meals service

Wiltshire Farm Foods

Food service

Leicestershire Communities

Information around grants and funding for community organisations

SHIRE Community Grants

Programme that grants funding to voluntary and community sector organisations that improve the lives of vulnerable people in Leicestershire.

Community Fund

Information around funding for community projects

Newbury Building Society

Through their Community Support scheme, the Newbury Building Society provides funding to community organisations and groups