Category Archives: Leicester/Shire Supporters

Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre



Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre


Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre  is a voluntary organisation established to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicester LGBT Centre recognises that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people face many forms of discrimination and prejudice which can affect the opportunities to be involved, included and valued in society as equals.

The Centre exists to provide a safe social and support space for local LGBT groups to meet in.


The Centre delivers a variety of high quality professional services, from training to organisations on LGBT issues to acting as advocates. 


The Centre exists to promote a positive environment that empowers those who are LGBT and educate those who are not. 


We provide information on a wide range of subjects that affect LGBT people’s lives, including signposting and referrals to other agencies. 


The Centre also houses a telephone helpline on Thursday evenings.


To find out more info please click here:

























LCMP – Leicester Community Music Project




Leicester Community Music Project (LCMP) is a social enterprise formed in 2009 by a group of like-minded individuals with a passion for music and urban arts who wanted to pro-actively tackle many modern problems in Leicestershire communities, especially deprived Leicester City neighbourhoods.


LCMP is a not-for-profit organisation based at our City Centre creative hub ‘HQ’, managed by enthusiastic, skilled volunteers at this time.


LCMP successfully delivers music technology based workshops containing personalized training and mentoring programmes that have helped to engage and re-motivate local NEET (Not in Employment Education or Training) individuals.


Many of our target beneficiaries are classified as vulnerable adults, some with mental health issues.


Our unique projects assist them back into work and/or education through instilling strengthened practical and social skills to lead more productive, fulfilling and community-minded lives.


Visit our website  for more details:



















Stamp it Out


Stamp It Out 


In today’s Britain no one should ever feel under threat of verbal abuse or physical violence just because of their disability, transgender (gender identity), race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.


The risk of being attacked or abused on the street, at work or in their own home just because of who they are remains an everyday reality for many people.


If hate incidents go unreported this fear will increase and affects people’s ability to live open and happy lives.


Stamp It Out! is a community led partnership bringing together different groups and organisations all committed to challenging, tackling and stamping out hate within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.





How Are You Today?


How Are You Today?


The Leicester based Citizens Eye’s community news agency has a mental health news agency called How Are You Today?


The meetings take place the first Sunday of every month at the Phoenix Square Film 7 Digital Media Centre in Leicester.


The informal meetings begin at 2.00 pm and last for about an hour in the relaxing cafe surroundings.


For those who are interested in attending, the purpose of the group is really to discuss mental health and its plethora of issues, provide what personal support we can and try to address some of the discrimination and stigma that accompanies this whole area.


The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in mental health. There is no compulsion or pressure to talk and people can be as open or ‘closed’ as they wish. It is very informal.


You can find out more on our facebook page ‘How Are You Today?’ or on the Citizens Eye site









(Safe Inside-Safe Outside)


SISO grows and co-ordinate’s the delivery of recovery focused information, projects and services relating to mental health.

The rethinkyourmind project was born out of the Community Interest Company SISO.

SISO originally formed to empower mental health service users to become valued and active members of their respective communities, ensuring that people feel safe within themselves and their wider community, helping make the recovery journey a reality.


SISO works to reduce stigma and inequalities associated with mental health, promote control, self management, hope and optimism incorporating a ‘whatever works for you philosophy’ in tandem with personalisation and self directed support.

SISO focuses on what people can do and not what they can’t do, taking a panoramic view of a person’s life and not just a life governed by a mental health diagnoses.

Advance have supported SISO in their journey to become a Community Interest Company, and continue to do so as they grow and build capacity as a service provider.


SISO have also received generous support from the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

Professor Lord Kamlesh Patel of Bradford OBE is SISO’s Patron.

Visit the SISO Website to find out more about its work and vision for the future:
























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Advance is a national support provider and registered Housing Association, providing services to more than 4000 people across many parts of England, including more than 2000 people with mental health problems.


We provide places to live for people with learning disabilities or mental health problems.


We also provide support for people so they can live their lives the way they want.


We give employment advice for people with disabilities who want to get into work.


We have been closely involved with SISO since 2009 when Advance staff and customers brought it into being, have provided funding and guidance ever since, and are delighted that this exciting project has come so far.


We continue to be linked with SISO as a Community Interest Company, with several staff representing Advance at Board level; and we promote its activities on our website and at local and national events.


















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Aspiro is a not for profit social enterprise that provides employment advice and support for adults with a lived experience of mental ill health or a learning disability.


We provide most of our services through regular Employment Clinics across Leicester city, Leicestershire and Rutland.


All our services are free and people can self refer or ask their CPN, Social Worker, other professional or carer to contact us.


We also provide mentoring, a weekly Job Club, plus employability (group based) courses, to help with motivation and confidence building, job applications and interview skills.


We have helped over 100 people into work: half are in paid jobs and the rest are volunteering or doing work placements.


We work in partnership with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and work locally with Jobcentre Plus.


Aspiro Opportunities Ltd,

2nd floor,

Voluntary Action Leics building,

9 Newarke Street, Leicester



Tel: 0800 098 8708


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Voluntary Action LeicesterShire


Voluntary Action LeicesterShire


Voluntary Action LeicesterShire provides support and guidance to get people volunteering and to help local voluntary and community groups to thrive.


What we do:


  • We run the Volunteer Centre for Leicester and Leicestershire so individuals can find the right volunteering opportunities for them
  • We provide support and information for voluntary and community organisations so that they start up, develop and grow
  • We enable the voluntary and community sector to influence and shape policy and help local groups understand the implications of policy decisions
  • We deliver a number of successful services including our VALUES project for people with learning disabilities and the Parent Partnership Service
  • We run Orange Rooms, a flexible and accessible space for conferences, meetings and events

Tel: 0116 257 5050





The Carers Centre


The Carers Centre

The Carers Centre (LeicesterShire & Rutland) offers a range of services. Supporting carers across Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland. We can offer:

  •     Advocacy support and representation
  •     Community-based advice (including home visits)
  •     Telephone/email advice and support
  •     Emotional support
  •     Carers groups and forums
  •     Regular newsletters/mailshots
  •     Consultation with carers and professionals on a range of carers’ issues
  •     Partnership with a range of organisations to promote the needs of carers
  •     Promote carer involvement in planning of carers’ services.
  •     There is a regular drop-in on Tuesday mornings from 9.30am-12.30pm and some Saturdays (by appointment).

Tel: 0116 251 0999





Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

What Does Our Service Do?


The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) helps children and young people who have been referred by another healthcare professional.


Referrals are made if it’s thought the child or young person has emotional and/or behavioural difficulties at a level which requires specialist support.


We provide a range of services including initial assessments, therapy, group work, emergency assessments and in-patient care.


How can you access our service?


•    Speak to your GP or Paediatrician
•    Speak to your Educational Psychologist – if you have one
•    Speak to a Social Worker – if you have one


Contact us…

Tel: 0116 2952900 (City Team) 0116 2952992 (County Team)