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0116 251 0999

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We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary this year!


Would you be able to make a '30 Pledge' to help us

reach our fundraising target of £30,000?


To find out more please click the button below 

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Welcome to our new website!

After months of planning, we are delighted to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website.


We wanted a new website to provide better information to our carers but it is still under construction.


We hope you like the fresh new look to the brand new website, and the improved navigation that will allow you to find the information you need more quickly and easily.

We value your opinion

Please contact us using the 'Contact Us' button below to let us know what you think of our new website - all comments and feedback are welcome.


Please also let us know using the same 'Contact Us' button if you cannot find something or would like to make any suggestions for new information or topics.


Many thanks for your ongoing support and we look forward to hearing from you.

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Supporting Carers for 30 Years

We are a well known local charity, dedicated to supporting unpaid carers across the diverse populations and communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


Over the last 30 years we have supported thousands of carers who provide vital support to family members or friends in many differing ways.  We continue to provide much needed help and support across the whole of Leicester, Leicstershire & Rutland, offering a wide range of free services to help carers to cope with their caring role, both practically and emotionally.

To find out more about our services and the support we can offer you, please continue to scroll down this page or see our Find Support page.


If you need information, advice or support, please contact us by pressing the button below. 

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Covid - 19 and Caring

The Covid-19  pandemic is still with us and affects much of everyday life, making things even harder for those who are caring for someone. For more information please visit our Latest News Section of our website.


Who is a carer?

Carers are people who provide unpaid care by looking after someone of any age, who is disabled, seriously ill, has a long term condition or is coping with addiction. These people are called carers but many people would probably say they were just "looking after someone".


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We are here to support you and yours

Here at The Carers Centre Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, we are here to help you with whatever support ​you need to care for your loved ones. We have a wide range of services for carers and work with many partners who provide other specialist services to support you and your family with your caring role.


Please scroll down to see our services or contact us to find out more about how we can help you to care.

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Our Services

Advice & Information Helpline

Our Advice and Information Helpline is a free and confidential telephone and email service for those who provide unpaid care by looking after someone who is older, disabled, has a long term condition, addiction or disease.


We also offer this service to any professional who is working with carers and needs information or advice.

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Together We Care Groups

These groups offer carers the opportunity to talk with other carers about issues they are dealing with in a supportive and friendly setting. Sessions are led by professionals focusing on topics relevant to caring.


The groups also help carers develop the skills to talk to professionals and secure the support they need.


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Social and Activity Groups

We offer a range of social and fun activities for carers to meet and take some time out from their caring role.


These include:

  • Carers Book Club
  • Crafty Carers
  • 'Time For Me' Games Nights
  •  Carers Cuppa's
  • Trips out & Events


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Health & Wellbeing Activities

Our Carers caring for Carers: Staying Well Together Project provides a range of weekly health & wellbeing activities for with the programme chosen by those who take part and all sessions led by experienced group leaders.


Our current programme includes:

  • Mindfulness
  • Chairobics (Chair exercises)
  • Creative Writing & Poetry
  • Tai Chi
  • Drama Group

Sessions are delivered as a mix of online and in person groups.

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Money and Welfare

We know how hard it can be when caring and also having to cope with difficult financial situations.


For information about all areas concerning money and welfare please click below to access our

'Making Every Penny Count' Toolkit to find out how to get support with Carer Grants, Discount Schemes, Benefits, Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney and Paying for Care.


If you need help using the Toolkit please contact us and we will provide support.


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Training and Information Sessions

We offer a training programme which includes useful information and skills that support carers.


These include:

  • First Aid, 
  • Moving & Handling, 
  • Relaxation,
  • Wills & Trusts, Power of Attorneys
  • Paying for long term care, 
  • Reducing Energy Costs, 

as well as a variety of interesting presentations from local charities and organisations.



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Volunteering

Like all charities we could not do what we do without the help and support of volunteers who are willing to help out both behind the scenes and in group sessions.


We have volunteers helping with a range of tasks and offer training and support for all our volunteers.  


We are always on the lookout for any one who would like to learn new skills and have some fun whilst volunteering!


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Engagement & Involvement

We aim to involve carers wherever we can in decsion making that affects their lives.


We offer supported opportunities for carers to get involved and influence the decisions that are made by services such as health and social care.


We provide  consultation sessions and workshops as well as sharing information about how to have your say through surveys and 1-2-1 interviews.

 


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Respite Directory Support

Carers need respite (time off) and many people tell us how they struggle to take any time out for themselves because of their caring responsibilities.


We can support you to figure out what service could be best for you and the person you're caring for, whether that be a day centre, residential home, a sitter or even a short break away.


Speak to us about using our Respite Directory Service to help you find alternative care services.

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What Our Carers Say

Without The Carers Centre I would be lost; it gives me time to be not just a carer but to be me again. 

~ Tracey

To read more about what our carers say 

please click on the 'What Carers Say' button below

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Get in touch!

Address

Unit 1, New House, 94 New Walk

Leicester LE1 7EA


 Telephone Number

0116 251 0999

Hours

Mon - Thu: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Fri: 9:30am - 12.30pm

Sat & Sun: Closed

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