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Charnwood Community Action - Other community groups

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Residents in Leicester and its outlying areas, including Birstall, Thurmaston and Wanlip in Charnwood, are to be asked to continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions for at least two weeks, and non-essential shops will be closed. More information - including frequently asked questions and a postcode checker - can be found at

There are other community groups that are offering help to their local residents. 

Please note: All of the information listed is correct at the time of publication. We'll be updating this web page as much as possible, but please bear in mind this is a fast changing situation and some services may change.

Disclaimer: The groups below are independent from Charnwood Borough Council and have not been formed by us or being run by us. 

If you are struggling to get food or have no support network, friends or family to help you with this please contact Charnwood Community Action.

Details of these groups can be found below:

Age Concern Syston

Age Concern Syston are involved in distributing food to the vulnerable.


Telephone: 0116 2601476

Barrow upon Soar Helping Hands

A Facebook page created to support the community and help residents who are self isolating, sick, in need of support for family, friends or elderly neighbours.

Facebook page:


Glenmore Community Centre are offering to collect prescriptions for isolated people.

Telephone: 01509 650662  

Loughborough Muslim Centre 


Facebook page: 

Muslim Council of Great Britain  


Royal Airforce Association

Providing befriending telephone calls to their members.

Telephone: 0800 018 2361


Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK

Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. They focus on providing resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need.


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