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We've issued an updated statement following the incident in Birstall on Monday. If anyone has any housing issues following the incident, please contact Housing Needs on 01509 634567.

Housing and other advice for older and vulnerable people

Below are a number of support and advice services available to older and vulnerable people within Charnwood, which offer assistance on care and support, housing and pensions.


Adult social care (Leicestershire County Council)

Tel:  0116 305 0004

Web: Adult social care and health

Email: AdultsandcommunitiesCSC@leics.gov.uk 

For information on where to get help if you or someone you look after is ill, has a disability or is becoming frail.  


Age UK 

Clarence House, 46 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 3PJ

Tel:  0800 169 2081 OR 0116 299 22 33

Web:  www.ageuk.org.uk

Age UK provide help and information to people aged 50 and over.


Charnwood Connect

Charnwood Connect, c/o Charnwood CAB, Woodgate Chambers, 70 Woodgate, Loughborough, LE11 2TZ

Tel: 01509 221 200

Web: http://charnwoodconnect.org.uk/    

Charnwood Connect is a partnership between Charnwood Borough Council, Charnwood Citizens Advice Bureau, Human Rights & Equalities Charnwood, John Storer House, Loughborough University, Living Without Abuse, PACE, The Bridge and Youth Shelter.


Elderly Accommodation Counsel

EAC, 3rd Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP

Tel: 01509 212 402

Email: info@firststopadvice.org.uk

Web: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/ or http://www.firststopcareadvice.org.uk/

A national charity that aims to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs. 


The Bridge

The Bridge, 38 Leicester Road, Loughborough, LE11 2AG 

Tel: 01509 260500 

Web: http://bridgehousingservices.com/  

The Bridge provides housing advice, housing related support services and accommodation options for the homeless and most vulnerably housed people in Charnwood. 


The Papworth Trust

Clarence House, 46 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 3PJ

Tel:  0800 952 5000 

Web:  papworthtrust.org.uk/

Email:  info@papworthtrust.org.uk

Support and advice on a huge range of important services, for disabled and older people, and their families and carers.

The Papworth Trust's 'Warm Home, Healthy Homes' scheme allows for those people who do not have central heating, access to a fire or any way to keep warm to receive a free emergency heater. 

To find out if you qualify for a heater, visit Emergency Heaters (Papworth Trust) 2015 (PDF Document, 0.18 Mb)


Meals on Wheels

Pennine House, Leicestershire County Council, 2 Lemyngton Street, Loughborough, Leics LE11 1UH

Tel: 01509 26 6641

Email: AdultSocialCare@leics.gov.uk

The service provides meals for people who have been assessed as needing this support. 


Pensions


Which? Elderly Care

Web: http://www.which.co.uk/elderly-care   

Email: elderlycare@which.co.uk

Which? Elderly Care is a source of free and independent information and advice on care choices for older people across the UK. It's a not-for-profit branch of Which? and will always be completely free to use. They provide in depth information around housing options for older people, financing care, information for carers themselves and lots more.

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