The Carers Centre

Description

The Carers Centre supports people looking after a relative, friend or neighbour with care needs across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Among the services the Carers Centre provides are:

  • General advice and information for carers and professionals by drop in, telephone, letter, email and our website

  • Signposting and referral to other support agencies that can help you

  • A carers’ drop in where carers can pop in for a chat and a coffee

  • Making Every Penny Count (funded by NatWest), offering:

    • Advice on managing a limited budget, avoiding debt and stabilising finances

    • Benefits checks and help with forms

    • Help with grant applications

 

  • Health and Wellbeing Project for people in Leicester city and Wigston areas (from September 2019 - funded by People’s Health Trust):

    • Activities aimed at promoting health and wellbeing for carers

    • Activities are chosen by carers as a group

 

  • Self-Help Groups: these are peer support groups helping group members to develop self-advocacy skills and to concentrate on specific self-help topics within the group. The groups will discuss individual issues, work on developing skills, and will hear from visiting speakers to help keep carers up to date with current trends. Groups are open to all carers. The groups are organised as follows:

    • Carers’ Self-Help Group. Covers topics affecting any carers. This group meets weekly.

    • Carers of adults with autism

    • Carers of children with autism

    • Carers of people with sensory issues related to autism and/or mental health issues. Open to carers for people of all ages.

    • Carers of adults with Learning Disabilities

    • Carers of children with Learning Disabilities

    • Carers of adults with Mental Health issues

    • Carers of children with Mental Health issues

    • Carers of Older People

 

  • Directory of Short Breaks Services (including day services and lunch clubs)
  • Crafty Carers and Creative Writing workshops – an opportunity to do something different!
  • Training and information sessions: we aim to run these in different locations around Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
  • Events
  • Support for professionals and corporate sponsors
  • Volunteering opportunities

Service Details

Locations:
Unit 19 Matrix House, 7 Constitution Hill, Leicester, LE1 1PL (directions displayed on map)
Organisation:
CLASP - The Carers Centre
Service Type:
Support for carers
Website:
Carers:
  • Carers information and advice organisations
  • Young carers

Opening Times

Days:
  • Weekdays
Open:

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday - by prior appointment only.

This page was last updated on 28 June 2019

This page was last updated on 28 June 2019

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Contact Details

Telephone:
0116 2510999
Email:
enquiries@claspthecarerscentre.org.uk