Online support for unpaid carers in Leicestershire and Rutland

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

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 Leicestershire and Rutland.

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 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 Leicestershire and Rutland

If you are looking after a family member or friend in Leicestershire or Rutland, you can get support from your local carers support service.  Remember, you don't need to wait until you're in crisis to reach out for help.

VASL (Voluntary Action South Leicestershire) provides a range of support for carers in Leicestershire through Support for Carers Leicestershire:

  • Confidential telephone advice and support line with a professional
  • Help with completing a Carer's Assessment
  • Information on carers' support groups
  • A range of resources online including self-help videos
  • Financial or legal advice around caring

NHS Leicestershire and Rutland

Access a bunch of health-related resources on NHS Leicestershire and Rutland's website and more of what they can offer. Including:

  • News
  • Latest videos
  • Get in the know
  • Advice when services are busy
  • The Green Space for a greener NHS

Hospital Discharge Grants for Carers 

If eligible, you'll have until the 31st March 2024 to apply for this one-off grant. Find out if you're eligible, and how to apply here

Dementia Support Services

If you're looking after someone who has dementia, Age UK Leicestershire and Rutland have a super helpful service to support us, including:

  • Personalised one-to-one support
  • Post diagnostic information sessions
  • Benefits advice
  • Memory cafes and social groups
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Carer support and information
  • Support to improve online and digital skills