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Useful Links

Local Support Organisations

http://www.claspthecarerscentre.org.uk
Support services for Leicestershire carers


http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/social_services.htm
Social care & health news from Leicestershire County Council


http://www.ageuk.org.uk/leics/
Local help & support from Age UK


http://www.choosemysupport.org.uk/
Shop for support services online


http://www.voluntaryactioncharnwood.org.uk/
Community services including help for carers in the Charnwood District


http://www.voluntaryactionmelton.org.uk/
Community services including help for carers in the Melton District


http://www.mrc.uk.net/
Community services including help for carers in North West Leicestershire


http://www.owcommunityaction.org.uk/
Community services including help for carers in the Oadby & Wigston District


http://www.cahb.org.uk/
Community services including help for carers in the Hinckley & Bosworth District


http://www.vasl.org.uk/
Community services including help for carers in the Harborough District


http://www.leics.gov.uk/healthandwellbeing
A one-stop-shop of information on local health and wellbeing services


http://www.c-w-c.org.uk/
Practical and emotional support for cancer patients and their carers


http://www.leics-edcg.btck.co.uk/
Support group for carers of people with eating disorders


http://www.lampdirect.org.uk/
The latest news on mental health in Leicestershire and Rutland


http://www.drugs.org.uk/
Support and information on all aspects of drug and alcohol addiction


http://www.ageukleics.org.uk/home/
Information & advice service for older people and carers


http://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/_OurServicesAZ.aspx
A local NHS guide to a wide range of services


http://www.pohwer.net/leicestershire.html
A free, confidential service providing independent support for people who want to raise a complaint about the NHS


http://funandfamilies.co.uk/cff2014/
Supporting parents, carers and teenagers experiencing behaviour and communication difficulties with their families


Nationwide Support Organisations

http://www.carersuk.org/
UK charity offering help and advice to carers


http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect
The latest guidance from the NHS


http://www.carersweek.org
Annual national event celebrating carers


http://www.rethink.org/
Support for carers of adults with severe and enduring mental illness


http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/
Advice on counselling and issues like stress and bereavement


http://carewelluk.org/
Website for carers, by carers offering useful tips on staying healthy and happy


http://stroke.org.uk
UK charity offering stroke information and support


http://www.alzheimers.org.uk
UK charity offering Alzheimer's information and support


http://www.disability-grants.org
A guide to grants for the disabled


http://www.independentage.org
Advice and support for older age


http://www.rehab-recovery.co.uk/
A free helpline and intervention service for people with eating disorders. Call: 0800 088 6686


http://www.stairliftsreviews.co.uk/100-best-disability-blogs/
100 Best Blogs for Disabled People and Carers


http://www.rehab4alcoholism.com
A free helpline and intervention service for people with alcoholism and mental health problems. Call: 0800 111 4108


https://www.cinemauk.org.uk/key-issues/disability-and-access/cea-card/
Support for disabled people and carers to visit the cinema


https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/money-saving-tips-and-discounts-for-disabled-people
Money saving tips and discounts for disabled people and their carers


http://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue
Free online courses from The Open University


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