Support and Advice

General support and advice

Helping Hands
Advice on benefits, welfare rights, domestic abuse, decent housing, adequate food and advocacy, legal advice, health care, training, employment, leisure and social activities.

Citizens Advice
Providing the advice people need for the problems they face and improving the policies and practices that affect people's lives. Free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

Community Action
Community transport, health support, youth volunteering, befriending

Carers Support

Adhar Project - supporting adult and child carers from the Asian community

CLASP Oadby Carers Support Group

Care online

Young Carers - Who Cares? group

Debt and Money Management Support

CAP - local courses and practical support

Food Bank - hosted by Trinity Methodist Church and with links to Helping Hands. Running bi-weekly on Friday lunchtimes.


Dementia Support Team, Leicester Royal Infirmary - provides support and guidance to those being admitted to hospital who have dementia, and those who care for them. 0116 2316925 / 07753 310356 

Domestic Abuse

Panahghar - support for Asian women and families suffering domestic abuse

Women's Aid 0300 303 1844

DASH - domestic abuse support for young people 0116 242 6440  07976 958 540

Broken Rainbow - LGBT domestic abuse support 0300 999 5428

Forced marriage unit - 0207 008 0151 or

Respect - information on services for those using domestic abuse in their partner relationships 0808 802 4040


FAMILY INFORMATION DIRECTORY - contacts available under 'advice & support'

Mental Health

Bipolar Support

Counselling Directory - private counselling services

LAMP - counselling services directory

Leicester Counselling Centre


Older Folk

Age Concern
Parent & Family Support

FAMILY INFORMATION DIRECTORY - Leicestershire local authority data base of Childcare, activities

Autism support - including Jigsaw Club, South Wigston

BOW - breastfeeding support & advice

CAMHS - child & adolescent mental health support

Centre for Fun and Families - courses and advice for parents to develop parenting skills

Childline - free national helpline for young people in danger or distress

Family Lives (formerly Parentline) - national

HomeStart - support for families which include an under 5

Laura Centre - specialist bereavement counselling to parents whose child has died and to children or young people who have been bereaved of a parent or significant person

LCPT - support for under 18s involved in drug and alcohol misuse


NSPCC - national

Parent Partnership - special needs support

Relate - counselling for children and young people

Sure Start Centres - Wigston & South Wigston

Young Parent Support Group - South Wigston

Young People's national support line 01708 765200

Physical Health

Coping with Cancer

GUM - sexual health clinic based at the Infirmary

Parkinson's Support Group

Pregnancy Advice & Support

Jakin - free pregnancy testing and free counselling service for those struggling with an unplanned pregnancy or pregnancy loss



Other support services

Action Deafness

British Red Cross International Family Tracing Service

LASS - Leicestershire Aids Support Service

Victim support