Leicestershire Signposting Links

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Key Organisations

Method of Provision


Turning Point Leicestershire & Rutland is the integrated substance misuse service for Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with anyone who is affected by drugs or alcohol and wants support to make change. We offer a variety of treatment options and will support you to find the right treatment for you. Regardless of your age, we have a service which will meet your needs. For young people up to 24, the dedicated young people’s team will work with you in any location that is suitable.


Grief can be overwhelming – you don’t have to deal with it alone. Cruse Bereavement Support is here. Call our helpline or chat online.

Childcare Provision

The Early Years Inclusion and Childcare Service provides support to families and children 0-5 years old on how to access high quality childcare and free entitlements, as well as information about different activities that you can enjoy with your child at home to support their learning.

Children’s Services

Find out what benefits, services and help you can get for your family.

Citizens Advice

Help and advice with issues

Cost of living help

National help for households

The government is offering help for households. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for.

Telephone: 0800 1111

Debt Concern

Get free, confidential and independent advice on dealing with debt problems.

Domestic Abuse

For victims of domestic abuse in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Refuge – For women and children.

The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline

0808 2000 247

Employment Advice

Jobcentre Plus

Help to find work can be found on Gov.UK
Find a Job – to search for current job vacancies

Job Help – provides hints and tips on applying for jobs and job search ideas.

Kickstart offers a six month paid work placement to 16-24 year olds who are in receipt of Universal Credit. For more information young people should send a journal message from their digital account to their work coach to express an interest in the scheme,

Energy Advice

Find advice if you need extra help, have difficulties with your energy supply or want to complain. Save money and get greener with your energy use with our tips on switching, government grants, benefits, and energy efficiency schemes.

Free advice if you need extra help or have difficulties with your energy supply.

Family Health

Make a change today! Discover healthy recipes, food swaps, nutritional advice, and top tips and activities to help the whole family stay healthy.

Family Support Service

We provide early help services to a child, young person or family, where they are experiencing difficulties that cannot be supported by universal services, such as schools or GPs alone.

Food poverty

We know that anyone can reach crisis point and we’re here to help when that happens.

Housing Advice

Our trained advisors offer specialist housing advice. Clients experiencing mental ill health can be supported by our Mental Health Support Worker alongside their housing case.

If you need advice and help on finding accommodation, you can take a closer look at the links available on this website.  Leicestershire County council does not directly offer a housing service; however you can get advice and help through your own local district council.

Mental Health


Find information and support for your mental health.


Guidance on the mental health and substance misuse services available to safely support clients with mental health issues and/or problematic use of substances.

Nutritional Information

Change4Life resources from Public Health England – focusing on healthy eating and physical activity for children.

Reading and Literacy

Books and reading

Discover a whole new world

Warm Hubs

Warm Welcome is part of a range of measures we are taking to help people with the cost of living. We have libraries and community centres where you can keep warm this winter.

Welfare Support

The Household Support Fund is provided by the Government to local authorities to support families with children and individuals most in need. It replaced the Covid Local Grant Scheme (CLGS).

Youth Services

If you’re a young person from Leicester, we have lots of stuff for you to get involved with.