For more information on services/ groups in your area, please visit the dedicated pages:
Below is a list of national and county wide services/ groups:
Provides list of local services such as GPs, dentists, pharmacies, and many more
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.
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 provides a wellness and mental health recovery service tailored to meet your needs
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 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 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.
Helps people with direct or indirect experience of mental health issues
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
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).
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
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
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
Support and represent rural communities around the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland
Provides support, advice and signposting to individuals with mental health experiences
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
Hot meals service
Information around grants and funding for community organisations
Programme that grants funding to voluntary and community sector organisations that improve the lives of vulnerable people in Leicestershire.
Information around funding for community projects
Through their Community Support scheme, the Newbury Building Society provides funding to community organisations and groups