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The Carers Centre (LeicesterShire & Rutland) is a registered charity which was set up in 1994 to provide a wide range of support services for carers living in Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and surrounding areas. CLASP grew out of a project set up in 1991 to identify carers and the services they needed. Please click onto the links to the right to find out about our services.

Carers provide ongoing support to a relative, friend or neighbour who, due to ill health, long term condition or disability cannot manage without their help. Carers can be any age or sex, from all backgrounds and communities.

Caring responsibilities can include providing personal care (washing, bathing, dressing, feeding), cooking, housework, shopping, managing finances, helping with medication and injections, as well as providing emotional and social support. Carers are not paid for providing help, although some may be eligible for benefits. 
 
The Carers Centre is run by a Board of Trustees, the majority of whom are carers or former carers.

Aims

At The Carers Centre we aim to:

  • Enhance the quality of life of carers and their families
  • Empower carers to maximise their rights and entitlements
  • Raise public awareness of carers and their needs
  • Raise awareness of the value of carers and their contribution to society
  • To become a recognised centre of excellence

Objectives

Provide appropriate advice and information to carers and their families on an individual or group basis on a range of issues, including services and benefits:

  • Provide advocacy support/representation
  • Offer community-based advice (including home visits)
  • Offer emotional support
  • Establish and support carers groups and forums
  • Communicate via regular newsletters/mailshots
  • Consult with carers and professionals on a range of carers issues
  • To give carers a voice
  • Work in partnership with statutory agencies/funders/other voluntary organisations to promote the needs of carers
  • Promote carer involvement in planning of carers' services

Mission Statement

'The Carers Centre (Leicestershire & Rutland) aims to work with and support carers in the diverse communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The Carers Centre provides a range of services to improve the quality of life for carers and those for whom they care.'
 
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Monday
9.00 a.m.
5.00 p.m.
 
Tuesday
9.00 a.m.
5.00 p.m.
Drop in 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.*
Wednesday
9.00 a.m.
5.00 p.m.
 
Thursday
9.00 a.m.
5.00 p.m.
 
Friday
9.00 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
 
Saturday
9.30 p.m.
12.30 p.m.
 By Appointment ONLY

* Drop In Sessions: Carers are invited to call in for a cup or tea or coffee and/or to get initial advice and information from an advocacy worker. 

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