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Below you will find useful information guides and resources for carers.

Our Local Services

Leicester Carers Support Service

Providing support to Carers over the age of 18 living in the City of Leicester.

Rutland Carers Support Group

Offering carers of older people suffering debilitating illness such as Alzheimer's or MS the opportunity to meet and support each other.

Independent Care Act Advocacy

Supporting people in Leicestershire, Rutland and the City of Leicester experiencing difficulty in care and support processes.

Information Guides and Factsheets

Other Resources

Local Authorities

Leicester City Council

Information and advice available from Leicester City Council's Adult Social Care Department.

Phone: 0116 454 1000

Leicestershire County Council

Help and information available from Leicestershire County Council's Adult Social Care Department.

Phone: 0116 305 0004

Visit the Leicestershire County Council website

Other Charities

Support for Carers Leicestershire

Visit the Support for Carers Leicestershire Website

Local information, advice and support for carers.

Carers Direct

Information, advice and support for carers.

Visit the Carers Direct website

Carers UK

Carers UK provides information and advice to anyone who is looking after a sick, disabled or elderly frail friend or relative at home. They can also put carers in touch with one another and bring their needs and problems to the attention of the Government and media. Literature is also available.

20 Great Dover Street

Carersline: 020 7378 4999 (Monday to Friday, 10.00am - midday and 2.00pm - 4.00pm)

Visit the Carers UK website

Carers Trust East Midlands

The Carers Trust East Midlands provides a variety of services such as Carer Breaks, activities, personal care and emotional support. Their services are delivered in the home or in the community and are provided to all carers and people with care needs regardless of age or disability.

19 Pelham Road

Phone: 01455 560046

Visit the Carers Trust website

Citizens Advice

This service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice that people need for the problems they face.

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire
60 Charles St

Phone: 0300 330 1025

Visit the Citizens Advice website

The Samaritans

1A Elmfield Ave

National phone number: 0845 790 9090
Leicester phone number: 0116 270 0007

Visit the Samaritans website

Disabled Living Foundation

The Disabled Living Foundation provide information and advice on disability equipment. Daily living and independence for disabled people and older people.

Disabled Living Foundation
Unit 1, 34 Chatfield Road
SW11 3SE

Phone: 0300 123 3084, Monday to Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Text phone - 020 7432 8009

Visit the Disabled Living Foundation website

Government Departments

Department of Work and Pensions

Information for people with disabilities and their carers on the benefits available.

Visit the Department of Work and Pensions website