Aspiro is a not for profit social enterprise, providing end to end employment support for adults who are disadvantaged in accessing work or learning opportunities, since early 2011. We provide adviceand support for users of specialist (secondary care) mental health care services jointly with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.
We also have experience of providing specialised work and learning support to recovering substance users, ex-offenders, forensic mental health patients, as well as adults with a learning disability.
We believe every adult has the right to work.
We operate popular Employment Clinics through 10 locations based throughout Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our employment advisers offer free work & learning information, advice and support through one-to-one sessions. After initial assessment of the customer’s needs, a Personalised Action Plan is created with the individual’s input and is followed by regular reviews. Employment Clinics are offered to customers under the Mental Health Employment Service.
At Employment Clinics our advisers use mobile web-enabled laptops with access to job vacancies, volunteering, apprenticeships and learning opportunities, we help with applications, can create effective CVs, and help assess prospective opportunities to see how they fit with the customers’ health needs to try and match their skills and aspirations with healthy and sustainable recovery.
Clinics: City Centre Employment Clinic, Melton Employment Clinic, Oakham Employment Clinic, Coalville Employment Clinic, Loughborough Employment Clinic, Coalville Employment Clinic, Hinckley Employment Clinic, Involvement Centre and Market Harborough Clinic. Our website has the details of the open hours on of clinic.
Other services include, mentoring, employability courses and job retention service. For more information on these services please take a look at our website.
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.
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.
The Mett Centre provides short, medium and long-term recovery-focused interventions and activities for people with complex and serious mental ill health who have difficulty accessing and attending mainstream services without ongoing intensive support.
This service is provided for adults who are open to a consultant psychiatrist within Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.
Our team of occupational therapists and nurses works closely with them in a safe environment, and offers individualised assessments and activities/skills training designed to aid people in moving on to education, work and/or independent living.
The service has a purpose-built city centre base with a range of facilities. These include a large open-plan drop-in area, coffee lounge, therapeutic kitchen, computer area, and art area.
The Mett aims to be a safe haven, reducing social isolation and acting as a stepping stone into the community and supporting people to build on their strengths and resources to lead a fulfilling life after discharge. It sets out to provide people with opportunities to develop and take a lead in their own services via a service user forum.