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A Place to Grow
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A Place To Grow is a free to use sustainable Community Garden with the purpose to support positive Health and Wellbeing. This will be done by encouraging people to learn new things by producing and eating healthy food, being physically active, getting involved in the community and meeting new people in a friendly, informal and safe environment.

The site is aimed at anyone with a health related problem who wants to improve their Health and Wellbeing.

To access the project the following criteria must be met;

 Able to follow instructions

 Able to use gardening tools safely

 Respectful towards other site users

 Able to communicate with other site users

 Able to work without 1-2-1 supervision

What will the site provide?

Induction Programme-  For new referrals (available 3 days per week).
Community Garden sessions – Existing users & those progressing from the induction programme (available 3 days per week).
Volunteering – For people who want to help out on site with tasks and support those using the site.
Dedicated sessions – For residents with more complex needs.

 

Local Authority
0116 272 7703
A Place to Grow, Mill Lane, Enderby,

Next to Enderby Leisure Centre
LE19 4LX
Tuesday – 10am – 1pm, Thursday – 10am – 1pm, Friday – 9.30am – 12.30pm.
Self-referral but call first for more information and registration
Free
Aspiro
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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.

Employment Clinics

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.

Not-for-Profit
http://www.aspiro.org.uk/
0800 098 8708
Aspiro Opportunities Ltd
Voluntary Action Leicestershire
9 Newarke Street
Leicester
LE1 5SN
Appointment based.
Free
BrightSparks – Bradgate Writers Group

BrightSparks is a formally constituted arts in mental health group. It’s central principles are: to use the arts to promote positive images of mental health; social inclusion; and service user and carer involvement.

An informal writers group dedicated to creative writing and poetry. Open to in and out patients, and all levels of ability, including please who struggle to read and write. Feel free to drop in and check us out.

VCS
07795 475 806
The Recreational Hall, Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Leicester
LE3 9DZ
Tuesdays 10.30 – 12.00
Self referral
Free
Brightsparks: Arts Cafe

BrightSparks is a formally constituted arts in mental health group. It’s central principles are: to use the arts to promote positive images of mental health; social inclusion; and service user and carer involvement.

Come along to the Arts Cafe, do some artwork, have a game of pool or table tennis and view The Glenvale Gallery. Open to in-patients, out-patients, family and friends.

 

VCS
07795475806
The Recreational Hall,
Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Leicester
LE3 9EJ
Every Tuesday 1.00 – 3.00pm
Self-referral
Free
Carers Health and Wellbeing Service Leicestershire
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The Carers Health and Wellbeing Service is a free and confidential service for carers throughout Leicestershire. Our aim is to help carers look after their own health and wellbeing, as we know your caring responsibilities can sometimes leave you feeling tired, overwhelmed or frustrated, which can lead to physical, mental or emotional ill-health. The service is run by VASL, a community based organisation with a long and very successful history of supporting carers.

VCS
01858 411380
The Settling Rooms, St Marys Place, Market Harborough, Leics
LE16 7DR
Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm, Friday 8am-4.30pm
Call, email or website
Free
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
Evolving Minds – Leicestershire Partnership Trust
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Evolving Minds is a youth forum where young people are working alongside NHS to make services more young people friendly. We are passionate about giving young people a platform for their voices to be heard and to use there experiences of using our health services to make improvements.

Many of our young advisors have accessed Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) although this is not essential to be a member, we are looking for passionate young people that want to work with us to make services that young people use better. There is also training and volunteering opportunities for members , your travel expenses are reimbursed and we also have outings with expenses covered.

We hold monthly meetings at Highfields Children’s Centre Leicester, and our new group is starting at Barwell Community House, Hinckley 29th June 6-8pm.

Young people are welcome to bring someone along with them for support

NHS Service
07825 733 977 / 0116 295 6597 – Haley Cocker
Self referral
Free