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If you look after a friend or family member, who relies on your support to manage their daily life, you are a Carer. We can offer free and confidential support and we are here to help you.

A picture of many people of different ages and cultural backgrounds

We have three support services to help carers living in the city of Leicester. These are for:

  • Carers aged 18+ who care for someone with a mental health need.
  • Carers aged 18+ who care for someone from the Asian community with a mental health need.
  • Older Asian carers.

Carers Drop In and Outreach Sessions

We offer peer support and one to one support at our regular drop-in and outreach sessions for Carers who live in Leicester City. Call in for an informal chat. No appointment needed.

Carers Wellbeing Breaks

We offer the opportunity for Carers to take part in relaxing activities, social gatherings and outings. In addition, we offer well-being services for Carers who live in Leicester and are caring for a family member or friend.

One to one sessions are available on:

Alternative Therapies

Mindfulness Training

Recreational Activities

Relaxation Techniques

Information Advice & Guidance Service

We can provide information advice and guidance to enable carers to feel more knowledgeable and confident about their caring role and the person they care for. Support is available to help carers understand and access their rights and entitlements and ensure that they have the information they need to make choices and decisions about access to additional support if they need it.

Training

Training is available to help Carers feel more able to undertake their role and feel better equipped to do so. The sessions will improve understanding of the support that is available, help to increase confidence, support Carers’ physical and emotional wellbeing and reduce isolation.

If you would like our help, please contact one of our team on:

0116 204 6447 or 07875 059 625

caringforcarers@ageukleics.org.uk

Where is the service available?

The caring for carers service is available in Leicester City.

Is the service free?

Yes. The service is funded by Leicester City Council and is free for you.

How do I access the support of this service?

For carers aged 18+ caring for someone with a mental health need.

Please contact,

Phillipa Stanbridge

0116 204 6447
07875 059 625
phillipa.stanbridge@ageukleics.org.uk

For carers aged 18+ caring for someone from the Asian community who has a mental health need.

Please contact,

Ray Gandhi

0116 204 6449
07715 960 175
ray.gandhi@ageukleics.org.uk

For Asian carers aged 60+ caring for someone from the Asian community.

Please contact,

Pratibha Pankhania

0116 222 0538
07711 325 510
pratibha.pankhania@ageukleics.org.uk

Programme of Events

To find download our current month's programme of Caring for Carers events please click below.

Download our Caring for Carers Events Programme

Download our Caring for Carers | Older Asian Carers | Events Programme

Further Information

Our Caring for Carers Leaflet provides more information on this service.