Support for unpaid carers in Leicester City

If you look after someone regularly, perhaps a parent, partner, child, sibling, or neighbour or friend, we're here to support you in your caring role.

We work with Leicester City Council to provide a range of free online services to support you, in addition to what is already on offer.

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Kick-start with our Email Course

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To kick-start your support from us, sign-up to our five-part email course, designed specifically to help carers like you in Leicester.

Establish strong foundations to your care or double-check you have the essentials in place.


Connect with other carers

Community and support from other carers is at the heart of what we do. Connect with carers through our private online Mobilise Community and meet other carers on our virtual cuppas.

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Help for carers guide

We’ve created, with the input of unpaid carers, a comprehensive guide for you. A simple go-to place filled with practical, emotional and financial support to help support you as carers. 

From home adaptations to saving tips on energy bills, take a look at our guide today.

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Mini carers-assessment

Are you thinking about having a carers assessment? But wondering what benefit it will bring?

Take three minutes to tell us some simple information and we'll follow up with an email that includes a simple checklist of things to do next. 

Support for carers in Leicester 

If you're a carer supporting someone in Leicester, we’re here to help with practical and emotional support. Remember, you don’t have to wait until crisis point before asking for help - the earlier you ask, the bigger difference it can make.

Local support with Leicester Carers Support Service 

As a carer in Leicester, we can access a range of support, from information and advice to respite. The Leicester Carers Support Service have support groups for those of us who would benefit from 'in-person' support, as well as wellbeing and practical support. 

The Leicester Carers Support Service offers free and confidential support to all carers, 18+, when either we or the person we care for live in Leicester City. Access is via their dedicated helpline, email or by dropping into the Carers Hub, based at The Bradbury Centre, Clarence House, 46 Humberstone Gate, Leicester.

Support includes:
  • One to one support.
  • Drop-in at city centre Carers Hub.
  • Information, advice and signposting on all carer-related matters such as lasting powers of attorney, carers allowance, carers’ rights and much more.
  • Carers cafes and support groups.
  • Carer learning, wellbeing sessions and carer breaks.

BetterOff Leicester

BetterOff will show you the benefits you are entitled to and how you can apply for them online. BetterOff also provides information on how to find and apply for jobs.