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East West Community Project
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Aims to address the cultural, social, educational, recreational and leisure needs of Asian communities of West End. Activities include: luncheon club, yoga, music, meditation and exercise classes such as the GP Active Scheme. Provides mobile meals services for residents of Leicester. A day care centre for elderly and disabled people on Tuesday and Friday from 10.30-3pm can be accessed via social care services. Operates a members travel club. Transport available for West End only.

VCS
0116 255 0575
10 Wilberforce Road, Leicester
LE3 0GT
Monday to Friday 9.30am-5.30pm
Via social care & health
Free
REMIT – mental health project
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REMIT is a community education project for adults in Leicester and Leicestershire who experience severe and enduring mental health problems.

Further information Our courses

a range of courses every week, approximately 2 hours
most courses are non-accredited but learners can progress from REMIT onto mainstream to work towards qualifications.
these courses are available on referral basis only.

Where are we located?
Our main base is at the Leicester Adult Education College in the city centre. We also have some courses in other venues.

Free parking is available at the following community settings:

The BRITE Centre – Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE
Fosse Community Centre – Mantle Road, Leicester, LE3 5HG
Aylestone Leisure Centre – 2 Knighton Lane East, Leicester, LE2 6LU.

Need someone to enrol on your behalf?
If you experience mental health difficulties and would like to be considered for REMIT, please ask your mental health worker to ring us on 0116 454 1900.

Have a look at our Summer 2016 brochure.

Local Authority
0116 454 1900
54 Belvoir St, Leicester
LE1 6QL
Mondsay – Friday 9am – 5pm
Self-referral
Free/varies
Shama Women’s Centre
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Provides a variety of counselling, educational and recreational activities for women and girls of all backgrounds, religions and communities. Services include bereavement counselling, befriending services, confidence building, volunteering opportunities, help into work. A range of holistic therapies: Indian head massage, aromatherapy, reflexology. Courses in textiles, child care, computer, dressmaking and textile training. Well being activities: keep fit, yoga, gym and sauna. On site nursery.

VCS
0116 251 4747
39-45 Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester
LE2 0TD
Monday, Tuesday 9.15am-4pm. Wednesday, Thursday 9.15am-7pm. Friday 9.15am-1.15pm
Self referral, through a range of health agencies including GP’s
Free
Workers’ Educational Association – Leicester
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The WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) 101 centre is a small, friendly educational establishment, within walking distance of the city centre, where adults can return to learn.  Our programme operates from a recently refurbished Victorian building.  We pride ourselves on offering students, both old and new, a friendly welcome.  Whether its new skills you want to learn to help you get that job, develop a new interest or keep fit and healthy, then we have something to offer.

Check out our autumn 2016 courses on our website.

VCS
http://www.wea101.org
0116 2556614
101 Hickley Road,
LE3 OTD
Varies
Open
Varies, but free for those on certain benefits.