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The Carers Centre Leicestershire & Rutland (CLASP)

The Carers Centre 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.

Our Aims:

  • 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.

Advocacy

At the Centre we define advocacy very simply. We believe that advocacy helps people to speak up for themselves, or that an advocate will speak up on behalf of an individual. Read More

Training

Over 60% of family carers are likely to suffer from back injury as a direct result of poor moving and handling techniques. While care staff are protected by law and entitled to receive training, family carers often do not receive the same protection. The Carers Centre is now offering FREE moving and handling training to family carers. Read More

Information

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 Carers

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

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
The Carers Centre
Telephone
0116 251 0999
E-mail
enquiries@thecarerscentre.org.uk
Website
claspthecarerscentre.org.uk/

Where to go

Name
Carers Centre, Matrix House
Address
Unit 19, 4th Floor
Constitution Hill
Leicester
Postcode
LE1 1PL
Notes

Parking is limited so when you arrive please let us know that your vehicle is in the car park and you will be issued a pass for a limited period of time

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Opening Hours are 9am - 5pm with daily Drop In Sessions from 9.30am and the last appointment at 4pm
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning
Session Information
We have friendly staff members who will be able to take general information if our field workers are out on home visit
at meetings or outreach surgeries.

Other Details


This page was last updated on: 16/01/2019

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