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Useful contacts for carers

Links to websites giving Social Care information

Carers

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  • Age UK (Leicestershire and Rutland) Care Services - Age UK provides advice and information for carers of older people and respite breaks for carers.
  • Alzheimer's Society - Provides information on dementia, advice, support groups and advocacy for carers of people suffering from dementia.
  • Better Caring - Better Caring for Professionals provides information about care homes and offers a search for bed and/or care home vacancies.
  • Break Charity - The charity Break offers respite care, specialist child care and UK holidays to provide carers with a rest.
  • Carefree - Carefree provides wide ranging support for young people under 18 who look after relatives who are ill or disabled.
  • Care Leavers Association - A union of care leavers who support, protect and strengthen rights for care leavers and provide support, educate and train members.
  • Carers UK - Website to support people providing unpaid care to family friend or partner.
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC) - Free, independent reports on the quality of your local homes and care services to help you make an informed choice.
  • ChooseMySupport - Allows people to research and purchase support services and products to help them live independent lives.
  • CLASP The Carers Centre - CLASP The Carers Centre provides a range of services to improve the quality of life for carers and those for whom they care.
  • Contact A Family - A UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children.
  • Independent Age - National charity providing information, advice and support for older people, their families and carers.
  • Communities in Partnership - An agency of the Councils for Voluntary Service operating in the sub-region of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
  • Crossroads - Carer Help and Support
  • East Midlands Care Association - The body that represents private Care Homes and Nursing Homes for both the elderly and younger adults in the East Midlands.
  • GOV.UK - Carers UK - Advice and support for carers and the people they care for
  • Guide2care - Access to local information and advice for the care of older people in Leicestershire.
  • Infolinx - Information about local services for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
  • LAMP Direct - Information on mental health including local news, activities and support.
  • LAMP Direct - Carer's Information Pack - The pack contains a series of useful leaflets which cover a range of information for Carers of people with mental ill health.
  • Leicestershire Cares - Matches the talents and skills of employees with the needs of local communities.
  • Leicestershire CareOnline - Provides easily accessible information and services to carers, disabled and older people.
  • Leicestershire Community Projects Trust - Contracted by Leicestershire County Council to provide advocacy for carers of adults receiving adult social care services.
  • Mencap - Mencap provides information, support and advice to carers of adults and children with a learning disability.
  • New Deal for Carers (DoH) - An online consultation from the Department of Health to help shape the future strategy
  • NHS Direct including Helpline - Information, advice and support for carers.
  • Parent & Carers Council - Provides information and support groups for parents and carers of children with a wide range of disabilities.
  • Princess Royal Trust for Carers - The largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in the UK.
  • Rethink - Rethink provides services, training, information and support for carers of people who are affected by mental illness, includes information on Rights of those caring for people with Mental Illness.
  • Short Breaks Network - The Shared Care Network is a national organisation which promotes family-based short breaks (respite care) for disabled children.
  • Support For Carers (Leicestershire) - Help designed for Carers' in Leicestershire
  • Talking Point - The First Stop for Information About Communication Development and Disability.
  • Young Carers Net (Princess Royal Trust for Carers) - Advice and information about caring for someone.
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Page Last Updated: 15 May 2013