The Carers Centre Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is also known as CLASP - Carers’ of Leicestershire Advocacy and Support Project is a registered charity based in Leicestershire dedicated to supporting family carers across the diverse population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who look after people with different needs.
By giving family carers ongoing dedicated support we can help them cope with their situations within their own homes. Our work makes a huge difference to carers struggling to cope with disabled and critically ill loved ones.
- 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
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. Currently, all of our staff are carers or former carers.
At the Centre we define advocacy very simply. We believe that advocacy helps people to speak up for themselves. We are unable to offer one to one advocacy. All our advocacy work is delivered within our Together We Care Groups.
We offer a wide range of training via zoom, all our training is aimed at supporting carers in their care role.
The Carers Centre has access to a wide range of information and can help you with information about social care and health services, carers rights, and a range of other information.
Consulting with carers is a crucially important aspect of The Carers Centre’s existence and its future development. We aim to give carers a voice in the way our services are run and in the development of new services. Read More