Lamp has been awarded the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) from the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi). The QPM is the UK’s only independent quality performance mark for organisations offering independent advocacy; an essential service for people who need support to express their needs and have increased choice and control in their lives. To […]

Each year Leicester law firm Nelsons supports three charities local to its offices in Leicester, Derby and Nottingham, and this year, employees at the Leicester office, based in Provincial House on New Walk, chose Lamp. Stewart Vandermark, chief executive at Nelsons, said: “40 years ago this year, Nelsons had just been founded and was a […]

Postcode Places Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Our organisation received £25,000 from the Trust to help diversify our income and enable us to become more sustainable in supporting our much-needed advocacy services longer term. Wayne Farmer, Finance Manager at Lamp said: “We are so incredibly grateful […]


Client demand has significantly increased over the last six months and client needs have become even more complex. In addition, other services have longer waiting lists which impact our ability to advocate efficiently due to a lag in appointments from NHS clinics and services. The Lamp advocacy team was operating on an urgent priority basis. […]

Employees from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Coalville recently took part in a ten-mile hike in the Peak District in aid of the Lamp mental health charity and were guided by a team from the Leg Up Project. Lamp supports people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland with advocacy services to help them access mental […]

Not-for-profit events company, Run For All, are delighted to confirm the return of one of the region’s most popular running events, the Run for All Leicester 10K, taking place at 09.00am on Sunday 3rd March, 2024. The event is set to be an inclusive and supported race for participants of all abilities and ages and […]

Abi Willock is a third-year student at De Montfort University on the Journalism and Creative Writing course. She is also a spoken word host at WORD! Leicester and a radio host at Demon FM. Abi was told about the Leicester City Partnership internship programme by the University’s careers advice service. Abi says: “The internship opportunity […]

The Lamp advocacy team is currently operating on an urgent priority basis. This means that anyone who has an urgent appointment where support is desperately needed to achieve a significant outcome will get an advocate within four weeks. For anyone else with routine appointments and issues, such as a routine psychiatry or GP appointment, they […]

The Rock On Wood live music festival is set to return to the White Hart Pub in Loughborough from 21-23 July 2023. It will bring together the greatest local bands from the area for a weekend of live music to support mental health in the community. The free music festival will raise money for Leicestershire-based […]

Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with poetry, lively music and endless entertainment at Firebug (1 Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN) on Monday 24 July 2023. Lamp is inviting musicians and performers to perform at an open mic night at Firebug in Leicester on Monday 24 July. Whether you’re a musician, vocalist, poet or […]


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