Respond Elders Project
The Respond Elder’s Project offers advice, information and support. Helpline workers provide support to older families of adults with learning disabilities as they start to think about the future. Our freephone helpline can be used for one off enquiries or can provide regular counselling support where needed.
The helpline is open Thursdays & Fridays
The number is 020 7380 8256
Supporting Carers in Leicestershire
A strategy and delivery action plan
2008 - 2011
The documents below relate to Carers Support and Leicestershire County and Rutland Primary Care Trust:
Self assessment for equipment and minor adaptations
Self assessment for equipment and minor adaptations.... would you prefer the equipment to be delivered and fitted by Red Cross/Adaptation service?
Application form at www.leics.gov.uk/self_assessment_ema.doc
Leicestershire Disabled Living Centre
The British Red Cross Disabled Living Centre and Information Service is a resource for people with disabilities, older people and their carers, aimed at providing information and support to people regarding aids to daily living. The Leicester branch is at:
115, Clarendon Park Road
Tel.: 08453 730 217
There is an Online shop for aids and equipment to aid with daily living.
Disabled facilities grants
Disabled adaptations private owners & tenants owners and occupiers of privately rented properties who have a disability may qualify for a grant if they need to adapt their property. The grants are administered in conjunction with the Leicestershire County Council's Adult Social Care and Child & Young Persons Services, who deal with all enquiries in the first instance. Applications relating to adult will involve a means test. Only specific types of work will qualify for grant aid.
Disabled facilities grants are jointly administered by Leicestershire County Council and the Borough Council.
Grants are available for a range of works to help people with disabilities adapt their homes. For more information, please click here.
SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) is an independent charity, funded by the Department of Health and the devolved administrations in Wales and Northern Ireland. SCIE identifies and disseminates the knowledge base for good practice in all aspects of social care throughout the United Kingdom. Their website is at http://www.scie.org.uk
Various films aimed at everyone involved in the social care and social work sector are available online. These can be seen at http://www.scie.org.uk/socialcaretv