Do you help to look after someone?

A carer is someone who spends time providing emotional and practical support to a loved one, family member or friend due to a disability, a physical or mental health condition, or because they are elderly or frail. If you care for someone under these circumstances, there is help available for you.

  • The practice can offer you information support services .
  • We can also offer a carer’s needs assessment to give you the opportunity to discuss additional support, services and your needs as carer.

If you are carer and would like more information, please speak to the the Patient Services Team who will arrange for information to be sent to you.

The below websites offer support and services for carers.


VASL is a local charity based in Market Harborough, providing services and projects to improve the lives of people within the community. These include support for family carers, older people who are lonely and isolated, providing volunteer transport to get people out and about, and activities and information to increase mental well-being. They are a volunteer-involving organisation and most of our work is delivered by trained volunteers.

Clasp The Carers Centre Leicestershire and Rutland

Clasp is well known local charity, dedicated to supporting unpaid carers across the diverse populations and communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. They have a wide range of services for carers and work with many partners who provide other specialist services to support you and your family.

First Contact Plus

First Contact Plus is an online tool which helps adults in Leicestershire find information about a range of services all in one place. The initiative allows residents who require help with one or a number of issues to access a catalogue of information, advice, help and support. Information and resources on housing, health, living independently, money advice, work, security and other topics that assist the county’s residents can be found on their website. First Contact Plus is delivered by Leicestershire County Council in partnership with GPs, the police, health organisations, voluntary groups and social care departments, district & borough councils who are helping adults across the county by working together to make access to services much easier.

Carers Trust

Provide a wealth of information online to help unpaid carers access the support they need.

Alzheimer’s Society

Provide support for anyone affected by dementia, they everything they can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

MS Society

MS can be tough to deal with, but whether you’ve had it for awhile, are newly diagnosed, waiting for a diagnosis or care about someone living with MS, the MS society are there for you to offer the support you need.


Lamp (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project) provides independent community mental health support to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, including support to families and carers.

Carers UK

Carers UK are there for unpaid carers with expert information, advice and support.